What is it?
About The Lyme
Bacterium Borrealia burgdorferi causes Lyme disease. It is transferred to humans through the bite of infected ticks and occasionally by other biting insects. The ticks that transmit Lyme disease can also spread other tickborne diseases (CDC).
Very often tick bites are left unnoticed because they rarely cause pain and tick can also remove itself away from the skin. In addition, tick bites do not always cause red ring on the skin. The biggest problem of Lyme disease is that the symptoms keep changing. The patients feel sometimes good, sometimes bad. Doctors get often confused and do not always understand the process of the illness and cannot diagnose it correctly. Majority of the commonly used tests do not detect all tick-borne disease pathogens.
Read more about different professionals who are finding new solutions to fight the Lyme disease epidemic and improve conditions for the patients.
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The Red Ring
About the film
Joonas Berghäll’s latest documentary The Red Ring tells of the tireless struggle against a global tick-borne diseases epidemic.