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Boylan to attend launch of Lyme Resource Centre in Dublin

26 November, 2018 - by Senator Lynn Boylan

Sinn Féin MEP for Dublin Lynn Boylan will attend the launch of the Lyme Resource Centre opening in Dublin. The launch will take place at the Croke Park Hotel at 11am today.

The newly established Lyme Resource Centre was funded by Dr Jack Lambert, Professor of Medicine and Infection Disease. Its purpose is to advance the understanding of tick borne infections within Ireland and the European Union.

Speaking this morning, the Dublin MEP said:

“I am delighted to attend the launch of the Lyme Resource Centre today, which is a testament to those who have relentlessly campaigned for better recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of people with Lyme disease.

“I would like to take this opportunity to commend Dr Jack Lambert, Professor of Medicine and Infectious disease, for publicly recognising the need for research into Lyme disease and for generously funding this space to do it.

“It’s unfortunate and frustrating that the Irish Government hasn’t yet faced up to its responsibility to protect citizens from a very real and debilitating disease.

“However, active public, civic, and academic engagement can enact the necessary change we need to see in government policy. The establishment of this resource centre today is a step in the right direction.

“If we are to avoid the spread of Lyme disease in Ireland, it is crucial that people, including medical professionals, are made aware of the precautions, how to recognise the symptoms of Lyme, and of the necessary treatment methods post-diagnosis.

“This is why it is imperative that we continue to lobby the government and call for a ‘Tick Aware’ campaign to be rolled out throughout Ireland.”

Ms. Boylan invites the media and public representatives to attend a public meeting on Lyme disease which she will be speaking at tonight. The meeting will take place in the MacNeill Theatre at Trinity College, 26th of November at 6.15pm. 

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