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Lyme disease is transmitted by bites from infected ticks from deer and other wild animals.  Photograph: iStock

Almost 100 people across the State have suffered from life-changing conditions as a result of Lyme disease over a six-year period, new figures show. (...)

The HSE estimates there are 100 to 200 cases of Lyme disease a year in Ireland but patient groups and some doctors say this is too low

A bug that causes a rare form of relapsing fever has been identified in a tick collected in Ireland for the first time. The bug, a strain of Borrelia(...)

Fianna Fail TD  Marc MacSharry said the default position of the medical community on Lyme disease seemed to be “there’s nothing to see here” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/THE IRISH TIMES

Organisers of the State’s first resource centre for Lyme disease had to change the venue for the launch after the Mater Hospital objected to the use o(...)

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is spread to humans by infected ticks.

The State’s first centre for Lyme disease is to open this month, amid continuing controversy over the way the condition is diagnosed and treated. The(...)

 Papal Cross in Phoenix Park: people warned to be up to date with  vaccinations to mitigate against danger of disease. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Members of the public planning to see Pope Francis at events in Dublin and Knock this month may be hoping for some spiritual healing. But due to the(...)

George Murphy scores one of  Kilkenny’s seven goals. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Dublin 6-19 Kilkenny 7-12 Dublin delivered a wonderful performance in accounting for Kilkenny by four points in their enthralling Electric Ireland Le(...)

 Jennifer Brea  in “Unrest”: She developed ME  following a fever that left her bedbound while studying for her PhD at Harvard. Photograph: Jason Frank

It is disconcerting being at a public event with a group of people, most of whom are suffering from an illness that they feel is misunderstood, and of(...)

More than 200 inmates in Mountjoy Prison recently presented during a two-day mass screening. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Innovative new screening programmes have uncovered high levels of hepatitis C among the prison and homeless populations. Doctors say the results show(...)

The HSE is failing those most in need of treatment that can cure hepatitis C, according to an infectious diseases consultant at the Mater hospital. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Homeless people with drug problems are being left to die of hepatitis C because of a failure to provide lifesaving new treatments on the street, docto(...)

Emily Reaper, who is Hepatitis C positive and awaiting treatment, at the launch of the Hepatitis C Partnership’s What’s Your F-ing Story? campaign in Dublin today. Picture Jason Clarke

You visit your doctor. The bad news is: you have a virus in your body, which, if left unchecked, could cause serious damage to your liver, maybe kill (...)

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