Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Questions (189)

Seán Kenny

Question:

189. Deputy Seán Kenny asked the Minister for Health if he will set up a Lyme disease task force as requested by a group of Lyme disease suffers who made a presentation to the Joint Committee on Health and Children on 21 November 2013. [50904/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Lyme disease is an uncommon disease in Ireland. However, there is a need to increase awareness of the condition among clinicians and the general public. To this end, the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Health Protection Surveillance Centre of the HSE intends to establish a group to review awareness of Lyme disease. It is intended that this group would be established in the New Year.