Predicting who will experience symptoms after Lyme disease remains challenging
Number of Lyme disease diagnoses remains high
New test for Lyme disease is not reliable
To determine whether someone has Lyme disease, doctors in the Netherlands often use antibody tests. For some time now, so-called cellular tests have been available on the market.
Ten years of Tick Radar 80,000 tick bite reports; chances of being bitten highest in Drenthe
Spread of tick-borne encephalitis virus in the Netherlands
Every year about 1.5 million ticks bite someone in the Netherlands, especially between March and October. Most people will not get sick of that.
New test has no added value in Lyme disease of the central nervous system
Active Lyme disease of the central nervous system cannot be detected with an ELISpot test.