Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Ceisteanna (339)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

339. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Health if annual data on the number of persons presenting and being diagnosed with Lyme disease is being recorded; the steps he has taken to address any increases in cases; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41115/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) is responsible for the surveillance of notifiable infectious diseases such as Lyme disease. The HPSC website (www.hpsc.ie) gives extensive information on Lyme disease diagnosis, treatment and how to avoid tick bites.

As this PQ refers to service issues regarding Lyme disease, I have referred it to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.