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Matt Dawson has Heart Surgery after Lyme Disease 
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Post Matt Dawson has Heart Surgery after Lyme Disease
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40973709

England's charismatic former scrum half has been very seriously ill after being bitten by a tick in London.

After multiple heart operations and 18 months of treatment, Matt no longer has the disease.

But it still affects his life: "I'm still on medication and its going to take a lot of time for the heart to fully recover; this is not something that should be looked at like, 'oh it's only a tick, a tick is a bit like a flea, its fine!'," he said.

"These ticks carry some really quite potent, serious bacteria and they can cause you a lot of problems ....."


Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:57 am
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Post Re: Matt Dawson has Heart Surgery after Lyme Disease
Bouch wrote:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40973709

England's charismatic former scrum half has been very seriously ill after being bitten by a tick in London.

After multiple heart operations and 18 months of treatment, Matt no longer has the disease.

But it still affects his life: "I'm still on medication and its going to take a lot of time for the heart to fully recover; this is not something that should be looked at like, 'oh it's only a tick, a tick is a bit like a flea, its fine!'," he said.

"These ticks carry some really quite potent, serious bacteria and they can cause you a lot of problems ....."


We have an increasing amount of tique problems here and there are now more virulent species as there are of mosquitos and Wasps (Asiatic varieties).

Higher incidence of human illnesses including Lyme disease that is very difficult to diagnose and combat if not immediately
recognised and treated but a major problem with animals and pets.

There are lots of deer herds, wild boar etc here and hunting is very popular, this increases the problem too...

Only last week I had to visit the Dr for treatment of a an infected mosquito bite.

All the v best to Dawson although I wouldn't exactly call him charismatic ;)

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Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:41 am
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Post Re: Matt Dawson has Heart Surgery after Lyme Disease
Blimey Tel, hope you are ok!
Just read this article...I hadn't realised how serious Dawson was...jeez. good on him now!


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Post Re: Matt Dawson has Heart Surgery after Lyme Disease
I killed a 'Dracula Spider' yesterday ..I was whitlin' wood and the bugger jumped out with green fangs ... I never seen them before so I defended myself instead of being namby pamby.

I googled it's green fangs and hence found the name.

Must be 60 years since I last killed an insect.


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