Date lodged: 18 January 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to raise awareness of Lyme disease, in light of the reported increase in the number of cases.
Answered by: Aileen Campbell 31 January 2017
A multi-agency Lyme Borreliosis Group is developing a range of resources to raise awareness of Lyme disease, with the aim of reducing the number of cases. Their work includes updating Health Protection Scotland’s public information leaflet and developing a corresponding info-graphic; producing webinars and podcasts aimed at front-line clinicians; giving presentations at community pharmacy events as well as the Scottish Health Protection Network symposium held in November 2016; and working with youth and outdoor recreation groups to raise awareness. The Group continues to meet and discuss routes for raising awareness.