The Red Ring
Bacterium Borrealia
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. 

Experts word

Read more about different professionals who are finding new solutions to fight the Lyme disease epidemic and improve conditions for the patients.

LYME PATIENT STORIES

LAURA

ITALY
Lake of Como

Laura’s fight against Lyme disease.

YOAN

SOUTHERN FRANCE
Bertren

Yoan’s fight against Lyme disease.

DOREENA

SARATOGA SPRINGS
New York

Doreena’s fight against Lyme disease.

JOONAS

FINLAND
Tervola

Joonas’ fight against Lyme disease.
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.