Lyme disease in the eighteenth century .

  title={Lyme disease in the eighteenth century .},
  author={Nick Summerton},
Susan O'Connell indicated in her review that Lyme disease may have been present in Europe for over 100 years, although the term was not coined until the mid-1970s.1 In 1764 and 1771 the Reverend Dr John Walker visited the Hebrides to report on their economic potential. In the section on Jura he wrote, “Over the highlands in general there are fewer people to be observed either lame or decrepit than in any other country perhaps in Europe. But in the island of Jura, the cripples are remarkably… 

Detection of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato DNA in Ixodes ricinus ticks in North-western Poland.

  • B. Wodecka
  • Biology, Medicine
    Annals of agricultural and environmental medicine : AAEM
  • 2003
It is concluded that a risk of contracting Lyme disease is present in the forest areas of north-western Poland, and the risk is higher in late spring and early summer than in late summer and early autumn.


Fortnightly review: Lyme disease in the United Kingdom

Summary points Routine prophylactic antibiotic treatment of tick bites is not recommended—most ticks are unlikely to be infected with Borrelia burgdorferi, a bite from an infected tick may not cause