French doctors told to ‘take tick bites seriously’

France's top health agency, the Haute Autorité de Santé (HAS), has recognised that serious forms of Lyme disease from tick bites must be treated even if officially undiagnosed as patients otherwise face severely debilitating health effects.

Last year there were 44,679 case of Lyme disease, nearly double that of 2014, but some people reported after treatment symptoms such as intense fatigue, sleep disorders, pain and cognitive problems, which were not indicative of the ...

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