Participating in research
If you report a tick bite on Tekenradar.nl, you can participate in research on tick bites and Lyme disease. If you report a red ring or spot or a fever after a tick bite, you may be invited to participate in a study on the long-term effects of Lyme disease or the importance of co-infections. If you participate, your health will be monitored for a year.
Go to www.tekenradar.nl.
The research taking place via www.tekenradar.nl is one of the ways that RIVM is trying to find out how often a tick bite results in erythema migrans or another form of Lyme disease, and how often this leads to serious health problems. This will help us understand more about the risk of people becoming ill after a tick bite. We also ask the participants how a tick bite or Lyme disease has affected their quality of life, and what healthcare expenses are caused by their illness.
NLe: the Netherlands centre of expertise on Lyme disease
The Tekenradar study is being conducted by various partners in the context of the Netherlands centre of expertise on Lyme disease (NLe). Would you like to know more about NLe or their various research programmes? Go to www.centrumlyme.nl.