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The ongoing nightmare of living with Lyme disease

May is Lyme Disease awareness month so I thought I’d write a little bit about it, my own experience of it and how to prevent it.

Toyota donates state of the art microscope to Temple Street

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Toyota Ireland is proud to announce it has donated a state-of-the-art microscope to Temple Street Children’s Hospital. The microscope, worth €18,000, will be used to provide diagnoses and investigate illnesses such as meningitis, urinary tract infections, respiratory infections and other bacterial infections among children. The new microscope, which will be used in the Microbiology Department, will be instrumental in processing patient samples from A&E around the clock and allows for important consultation between laboratory and medical staff. It will also help facilitate vital staff training, making a significant positive impact on the services provided by microbiology.

A bug bite wrecked Elaine Griffin’s health

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'Once Bitten Twice Shy’, a new song released by Westport woman Elaine Griffin, could on first hearing easily be mistaken for another lyrical love lament.

Westport woman calls for more awareness on tick bite disease

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A Westport artist has launched her own campaign to alert people to the potential dangers of a simple tick bite.

Overcoming misinformation - biggest barrier facing national meningitis charity

A Galway based national meningitis charity says the biggest barrier it has faced since it was set up three years ago is overcoming myths and misinformation about the condition.

Living with Lyme disease

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Ben Smyth who lives in Kinvara had always been healthy and rarely visited his doctor. However, everything was to change at the end of August 2006 when the father of three adult children became ill. He initially began to complain of a “pinch-like feeling” on the instep of his right foot.

New children’s book warns about the danger of ticks

A local author has written a new children’s book which warns parents, teachers and children about the dangers of ticks, the tiny parasites which can carry Lyme disease.

Know the signs, warns ACT for Meningitis as students return

ACT for Meningitis, the Irish charity for meningitis awareness, is issuing a warning as children and students go back to school and college this September.

Charity urges Ireland ‘don’t wait for a rash’

Up to 2.6 million adults in Ireland are risking death with the mistaken belief that the main symptom of meningitis is a rash. As the country finds itself in the peak season for the devastating disease, national charity the Meningitis Trust is campaigning to stop this deadly misconception.

HSE warns against risk of Lyme disease

The HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre is urging people who take part in outdoor pursuits to protect themselves against Lyme disease, which is spread by tick bites. Lyme disease can, in a minority of cases, cause severe debilitating heart and nervous system disease.

 

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