England: [British] MP diagnosed with Lyme disease after chance conversation with constituent

by Saphora Smith, July 9th, 2016

An MP who was bitten by a tick at a village fete was diagnosed with Lyme disease after a chance conversation with a constituent.

Michelle Donelan, 32, the Conservative MP for Chippenham, noticed a rash on her forearm after she appeared as guest of honour at the Semington village fete in Wiltshire.

She thought nothing of the bite until a week later, when a man suffering from the tick-borne disease came into her weekly constituency surgery to discuss care options.

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