Teresa hosted an event in Parliament on Tuesday 6 September to raise awareness of Lyme Disease.
Lyme Disease is a crippling tick-borne infection which can become a chronic, debilitating and disabling condition if not treated. However, Lyme Disease not currently a notifiable disease in the UK and as such the number of new cases per year is unknown. Estimates range from 3,000 to 45,000 new cases annually, and treatment of the disease varies across the country.
The event was attended by over 30 MPs from across the country and was held in conjunction with Lyme Disease UK.
Speaking after the event, Teresa said:
“There is a real lack of awareness of the dangers which Lyme Disease presents those infected, and many GPs are not aware of how best to treat it.
“I was pleased to host this event in Parliament to highlight Lyme Disease and hope that with greater awareness of the disease and its implications those suffering with it can receive better treatment.”