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30/May/2018
My nightmare battle against Lyme disease

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By Alan Shaw

WE’RE well into tick season, which runs from March until October. This is important because ticks carry the Borrelia bacteria that causes Lyme disease. Each year 3,000 Britons contract Lyme disease and, while it’s fairly easy to treat if caught early, Paulette Agnew wasn’t so lucky. “I contracted Lyme disease when I was working in Africa,” says the biochemist,...
30/May/2018
A FAB way to fight off infections May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and I've just read the fascinating account of biochemist Paulette Agnew, who unknowingly contracted the diseases. Despite a 10 year battle to stay well, she suffered paralysis, memory loss, extreme chronic fatigue, cardiac problems, and a close brush with death. Eventually, she found her own way to survive. making a full recovery from critical...