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Motion ref. S5M-04825

Lyme Disease, The Need To Do More

Submitted by: Alexander Burnett, Aberdeenshire West, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Supported by: Clare Adamson, Jackie Baillie, Jeremy Balfour, Bill Bowman, Miles Briggs, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Alex Cole-Hamilton, Maurice Corry, James Dornan, Neil Findlay, John Finnie, Murdo Fraser, Maurice Golden, Christine Grahame, Rhoda Grant, Rachael Hamilton, Liam Kerr, John Lamont, Richard Leonard, Gordon Lindhurst, Dean Lockhart, Richard Lyle, Angus MacDonald, Fulton MacGregor, Liam McArthur, Ivan McKee, Margaret Mitchell, Edward Mountain, Oliver Mundell, Douglas Ross, Alex Rowley, John Scott, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Colin Smyth, Alexander Stewart, Ross Thomson, Maree Todd, Adam Tomkins, Annie Wells, Andy Wightman
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

That the Parliament recognises that Lyme disease is affecting many people across Scotland, including in Aberdeenshire; considers that there is a lack of awareness and education to prevent further infections in 2017; notes calls for the issues surrounding diagnosis and treatment to be explored further; further notes calls for public education on the dangers of tick bites and for doctors to become better informed so that patients are not left undiagnosed, and notes the support for Lyme Disease UK’s campaign to help increase awareness of this disease.