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Welcome to BADA-UK
Did you know that around 3,000 people in the UK contract Lyme disease (Borreliosis) from tick bites every year1 and that Lyme disease is more prevalent than previously thought? 2
Did you know that both you and your pets could be at risk from tick bites in many areas of the countryside and even town parks and gardens?
Did you know that there are no vaccines to defend against tick-borne infections present in the UK and Ireland?
BADA-UK is a self-funded, volunteer-run charity, running the only proactive, UK-wide, tick-borne disease public-education programme, and providing a one-stop resource for information and support.
Eric says: “I had no idea ticks in the UK could infect you until I read an article by BADA-UK. I later suffered a tick bite during a walk in the Yorkshire Moors and, thanks to the article, I recognised the rash that can sometimes appear with Lyme disease. I got treatment and made a full recovery”.
Diseases: Find out about Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases.
Defence: Learn how to avoid being bitten and correctly remove ticks.
FAQ: Find answers to frequently asked questions.
Get involved: Find out how you can support BADA-UK.
Accessibility: The BADA-UK web site is committed to ensuring access for people with disabilities.
Take Action Against Lyme Disease. Be Tick Aware!
1 Estimating Lyme disease risk using pet dogs as sentinels. Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis. 2012 Jan 16.
2 Health Protection Agency 2012.