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Parliamentary question - E-000483/2022Parliamentary question

Methods to diagnose Lyme disease earlier and more effectively

Question for written answer  E-000483/2022
to the Commission
Rule 138
Frédérique Ries (Renew)

Lyme borreliosis, which is transmitted to humans by infected ticks, is the most common zoonotic disease in Europe. It is often treated with antimicrobials, which work well if taken as of the first signs of infection (fatigue, fever, headache), but if left to reach a later stage, it can take a heavy toll on the body.

The blood tests systematically being used to screen for the disease are not reliable enough. Yet early diagnosis offers high chances of recovery.

Will the Commission agree to:

Last updated: 16 February 2022
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