Westmeath Nurse Questions Why Lyme Disease Is Not On The Agenda For Healthcare Workers

Her son has been diagnosed with the condition.

A Westmeath nurse is questioning why Lyme Disease is not in the learning agenda for nurses, doctors and pharmacists in Ireland.

Ann Marie Elliot, of Tubberclair, pulled a tick from her son Brian in 2017, ultimately he was diagnosed with the condition as a result.

After self-referring to the Mater Hospital to a consultant for infectious diseases - they were told 50% of blood tests can come back negative with false negatives a possibility.

She says her son, now 15, has to keep his immune system well and mind his energy levels.

Ms Elliot says with a combination of conventional and complemaetary treatments, Brian has come back to about 80% of his health:

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