In 2011 doctors and patients submitted more than 900 questions. Removal of duplicates and consolidation boiled those down to about 50 separate representative questions.
Following a full literature search by an information specialist, the list of 39 uncertainties has now been published and a survey has opened to gather opinions on the top 10 priorities for research. This list of priorities will then feed into the national research agenda.
To read about the identified uncertainties, and participate in the survey, please visit: http://www.lymediseaseaction.org.uk/
The survey is now open and will close at 10am on Monday 10 December 2012. It will not take long to complete.
Lyme Disease Action (http://www.lymediseaseaction.org.uk) is a charity striving for greater awareness of Lyme disease and associated tick-borne diseases.
Ends: 3 December 2012
Note to Editors: A Lyme disease fact sheet, poster (showing how to remove a tick correctly) and leaflets on Lyme disease are available for publication if required, or for readers to take to their own local GP or veterinary practice.
Press: Issued by Lyme Disease Action’s press office (http://www.lymediseaseaction.org.uk)
For more information, or to speak to Stella Huyshe-Shires, the Chair of Lyme Disease Action, please contact Sue Ockwell or Helena Hamlyn via email - firstname.lastname@example.org - or ring 020 8891 4440.