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Matt Dawson: I had to have heart surgery after a tick bite

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease and Co-Infections' started by MeSci, Aug 21, 2017.

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    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6?

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    By Katie Silver Health reporter, BBC News

    When former England rugby player Matt Dawson was bitten by a tick in a London park early last year, it caused a bacterial infection to spread through his body.

    "I had two days where I felt awful. Very feverish, on the sofa, crashed out," he said.

    Eventually he went to hospital where he was diagnosed with Lyme disease:

    "It was a really scary time for me and my family. Such a tiny creature caused me to end up needing heart surgery."

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40973709
     
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