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UK Lyme Petition

13,166 Signatures Goal: 100,000

We draw your attention to Lyme disease, or borreliosis, which is increasing in incidence dramatically across Europe and the USA.Lyme disease is a real and present danger for those working or recreating in woods, parklands or even their own back gardens. We ask that the government acts now to increase public awareness of this tick-borne infection, that better diagnostic tests are designed, that specialised treatment is developed to help the many thousands suffering from the chronic effects and that the disease be made notifiable. Every year tens of thousands of European and UK citizens contract Lyme disease and because of the difficulties with awareness and testing, many go undiagnosed and untreated. Those who receive late or inadequate treatment become partially or completely disabled, with a high cost to themselves and to society. In some cases the disease can be fatal. It is far better to tackle this problem before it gets worse; in some areas it has already reached epidemic proportions. Resources must therefore be devoted as soon as possible to improve diagnosis, treatment and public safety.


Specific demands of the petition

1: That Lyme borreliosis be made a notifiable disease, so that the true incidence becomes apparent.

2: That better methods are actively explored, to test for and diagnose both acute and chronic infections.

3: That doctors are trained in the treatment of borreliosis and other tick-borne diseases. Given the number of patients who may now be infected, we ask that special clinics are established where the diverse range of the effects of the disease can be acknowledged and treated.

4: That treatment is extended for as long as necessary, and to include the use of high dose, combination or long-term antibiotics, especially in those patients who have been ill for a long time. Even in those patients who appear to have recovered, a 5-year follow-up would be advisable to monitor the condition.

5: That medical schools and practising physicians be made aware of the research and latest knowledge in diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease, as well as the other emerging infectious diseases carried by arthropods which may cause co-infections in patients with borreliosis.

6. That all government agencies for the Environment, Health, Sport and Tourism use their resources to make the general public in the UK aware of the potential risks from tick bites.

For background information to understand how we desperately need to get across the serious aspects of this disease, please see the web site at http://uklymepetition.atspace.com/
the web site for UK patients:www.lymediseaseuk.com

and the Facebook pages
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ask-The-Department-Of-Health-Why/268238779905572
and
LymeDiseaseUKDiscussionGroup
https://www.facebook.com/groups/481294698590907/

Worldwide Lyme Protest
https://www.facebook.com/worldwidelymeprotest


You may wish to collect signatures and post them to the address shown below* You may download a printable copyfrom thisaddress: http://www.counsellingme.com/UKLymePetition.pdf You may not be able to sign the petition from the same IP address as someone else. This is in order to prevent spammers. If there are any problems, please write to * UK LYme Petition, c/o 27, Morven Court, Aberdeen, AB11 8TW or e mail the sponsor Denise Longman


The best doctors who know most about the clinical difficulties are wwwrewww.ilads.org
For the US and Canadian over view of the situation please visit places such as www.canlyme.org, www.lymenet.org There issupport and info at www.lymediseaseaction.org.uk and the UK's friendly yahoo group is EuroLyme at http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/EuroLyme/ where over 2,300 members exchange help and info.

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Denise Longman

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  • Andrew Wong
    Andrew Wong United Kingdom, Warrington
    Apr 04, 2017
    Apr 04, 2017
    Used to be proud of the UK's NHS system, but having found a friend with Lyme and see what she goes through every day for many years, and they do nothing, I'm very dissappointed and disgusted with our health system!
  • Jason Had-Enough
    Jason Had-Enough United Kingdom, Newtownabbey
    Apr 01, 2017
    Apr 01, 2017
    This government coverup of Lyme disease and coinfections has to stop!
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Apr 01, 2017
    Apr 01, 2017
    That people that he's been diagnosed with ME, MS, FM, & similar diseases are tested for or retested for Lyme disease using a substantially more accurate new test method & receive beneficial treatments
  • john butterworth
    john butterworth United Kingdom, Huddersfield
    Apr 01, 2017
    Apr 01, 2017
    30yrs ago diagnosed ME/CFS 17yrs later private tests show Lyme disease. UK NHS doctors know nothing about either illness although there are thousands of research papers on them-when are they going to go back to school and learn? Quite a lot have died from it-some committed suicide-some have 'a living death ' and pray to die- children as young as 4 are getting it! DOCTORS WAKE UP.
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