Also children are allowed to participate in national Lyme research

Also children are allowed to participate in national Lyme research

Children who, after one bite of a tick Lyme disease up, you can now participate in a nationwide study.

Through the site or their doctor, they can sign up. icipants will be a year long followed. With them is their blood and they have questionnaires about the disease, treatment and symptoms, as reported by the knowledge – and research organisation RIVM Friday.

The research on Lyme disease is ongoing since 2015 and there are now six hundred adults. Each year, approximately 25,000 people have the disease of Lyme, a quarter of whom are under the age of eighteen years.

The researchers want to know why some patients despite treatment with antibiotics long-term complaints keep and others are not.

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You need to know about tick bites

The disease is transmitted by infected ticks. The spider-like creature is found in bushes, grass and other greenery. They bite into the skin to take blood out to suck. Not everyone who is bitten will get Lyme, because about one in five of the character is infected.

July is the month in which the most tick bites to be reported.

Ranger Tim explains everything you need to know about ticks

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