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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-27more like thismore than 2016-01-27
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Department of Health more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Lyme Disease remove filter
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of which medical institutions in the UK are in the forefront of research into, and treatment of, Lyme disease. more like this
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Lord Mawhinney remove filter
star this property uin HL5542 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-09more like thismore than 2016-02-09
star this property answer text <p>It is not practical to eradicate Lyme disease in the United Kingdom through treatment of human cases, therefore no cost estimate has been made. The disease is endemic in much of the small mammal and bird population in the UK, and is spread to humans by the bite of infected ticks which have fed on these animals. The number of human cases can be reduced by raising public awareness of how to avoid tick bites, and by environmental measures in public places to reduce the long grass and scrub which harbour ticks.</p><p> </p><p>The number of laboratory confirmed cases of Lyme disease in England and Wales varies annually, in 2013 there were 878 and in 2014 there were 730, but the majority of diagnoses are made clinically by general practitioners and those figures are not recorded. Patients with late or complicated Lyme disease may be diagnosed in a variety of specialist clinics, and the numbers are not recorded. Based on the clinical information supplied with the laboratory request, only a small proportion of the annual number of cases fall into this category.</p><p> </p><p>The Health Protection Research Unit of the University of Liverpool in partnership with Public Health England (PHE) has funding from the National Institute of Health Research for research into Lyme disease, covering diagnostics and biomarkers and public awareness. PHE is working on clinically linked studies for diagnostics with the Czech Republic, as no single centre in the UK has sufficient patients for a suitable study; funding for this work is not yet in place. PHE undertakes limited studies on ticks and Lyme disease in the UK. The Research Councils fund some additional work on ticks and the environment.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL5539 more like this
HL5540 more like this
HL5541 more like this
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less than 2016-02-09T15:50:46.897Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-09T15:50:46.897Z
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127
star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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121
star this property label Biography information for Lord Mawhinney more like this
448151
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-27more like thismore than 2016-01-27
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Department of Health more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Lyme Disease remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of how much money would be needed to eradicate Lyme disease from the UK. more like this
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Lord Mawhinney remove filter
star this property uin HL5541 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-09more like thismore than 2016-02-09
star this property answer text <p>It is not practical to eradicate Lyme disease in the United Kingdom through treatment of human cases, therefore no cost estimate has been made. The disease is endemic in much of the small mammal and bird population in the UK, and is spread to humans by the bite of infected ticks which have fed on these animals. The number of human cases can be reduced by raising public awareness of how to avoid tick bites, and by environmental measures in public places to reduce the long grass and scrub which harbour ticks.</p><p> </p><p>The number of laboratory confirmed cases of Lyme disease in England and Wales varies annually, in 2013 there were 878 and in 2014 there were 730, but the majority of diagnoses are made clinically by general practitioners and those figures are not recorded. Patients with late or complicated Lyme disease may be diagnosed in a variety of specialist clinics, and the numbers are not recorded. Based on the clinical information supplied with the laboratory request, only a small proportion of the annual number of cases fall into this category.</p><p> </p><p>The Health Protection Research Unit of the University of Liverpool in partnership with Public Health England (PHE) has funding from the National Institute of Health Research for research into Lyme disease, covering diagnostics and biomarkers and public awareness. PHE is working on clinically linked studies for diagnostics with the Czech Republic, as no single centre in the UK has sufficient patients for a suitable study; funding for this work is not yet in place. PHE undertakes limited studies on ticks and Lyme disease in the UK. The Research Councils fund some additional work on ticks and the environment.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL5539 more like this
HL5540 more like this
HL5542 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2016-02-09T15:50:46.847Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-09T15:50:46.847Z
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127
star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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121
star this property label Biography information for Lord Mawhinney more like this
448150
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-27more like thismore than 2016-01-27
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Department of Health more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Lyme Disease remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of how many people in the UK have Lyme disease. more like this
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Lord Mawhinney remove filter
star this property uin HL5540 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-09more like thismore than 2016-02-09
star this property answer text <p>It is not practical to eradicate Lyme disease in the United Kingdom through treatment of human cases, therefore no cost estimate has been made. The disease is endemic in much of the small mammal and bird population in the UK, and is spread to humans by the bite of infected ticks which have fed on these animals. The number of human cases can be reduced by raising public awareness of how to avoid tick bites, and by environmental measures in public places to reduce the long grass and scrub which harbour ticks.</p><p> </p><p>The number of laboratory confirmed cases of Lyme disease in England and Wales varies annually, in 2013 there were 878 and in 2014 there were 730, but the majority of diagnoses are made clinically by general practitioners and those figures are not recorded. Patients with late or complicated Lyme disease may be diagnosed in a variety of specialist clinics, and the numbers are not recorded. Based on the clinical information supplied with the laboratory request, only a small proportion of the annual number of cases fall into this category.</p><p> </p><p>The Health Protection Research Unit of the University of Liverpool in partnership with Public Health England (PHE) has funding from the National Institute of Health Research for research into Lyme disease, covering diagnostics and biomarkers and public awareness. PHE is working on clinically linked studies for diagnostics with the Czech Republic, as no single centre in the UK has sufficient patients for a suitable study; funding for this work is not yet in place. PHE undertakes limited studies on ticks and Lyme disease in the UK. The Research Councils fund some additional work on ticks and the environment.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL5539 more like this
HL5541 more like this
HL5542 more like this
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less than 2016-02-09T15:50:46.793Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-09T15:50:46.793Z
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127
star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
star this property tabling member
121
star this property label Biography information for Lord Mawhinney more like this
448149
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-27more like thismore than 2016-01-27
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Department of Health more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Lyme Disease remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of how long it would take for research-led treatment to eradicate Lyme disease from the UK if resource provision were no issue. more like this
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Lord Mawhinney remove filter
star this property uin HL5539 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-09more like thismore than 2016-02-09
star this property answer text <p>It is not practical to eradicate Lyme disease in the United Kingdom through treatment of human cases, therefore no cost estimate has been made. The disease is endemic in much of the small mammal and bird population in the UK, and is spread to humans by the bite of infected ticks which have fed on these animals. The number of human cases can be reduced by raising public awareness of how to avoid tick bites, and by environmental measures in public places to reduce the long grass and scrub which harbour ticks.</p><p> </p><p>The number of laboratory confirmed cases of Lyme disease in England and Wales varies annually, in 2013 there were 878 and in 2014 there were 730, but the majority of diagnoses are made clinically by general practitioners and those figures are not recorded. Patients with late or complicated Lyme disease may be diagnosed in a variety of specialist clinics, and the numbers are not recorded. Based on the clinical information supplied with the laboratory request, only a small proportion of the annual number of cases fall into this category.</p><p> </p><p>The Health Protection Research Unit of the University of Liverpool in partnership with Public Health England (PHE) has funding from the National Institute of Health Research for research into Lyme disease, covering diagnostics and biomarkers and public awareness. PHE is working on clinically linked studies for diagnostics with the Czech Republic, as no single centre in the UK has sufficient patients for a suitable study; funding for this work is not yet in place. PHE undertakes limited studies on ticks and Lyme disease in the UK. The Research Councils fund some additional work on ticks and the environment.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL5540 more like this
HL5541 more like this
HL5542 more like this
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less than 2016-02-09T15:50:46.73Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-09T15:50:46.73Z
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127
star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
star this property tabling member
121
star this property label Biography information for Lord Mawhinney more like this