Lyme Disease

Lyme disease (also known as Lyme borreliosis) is an infection caused by a spiral-shaped bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi that is transmitted to humans by bites from ticks infected with the bacteria.

Lyme disease (neuroborreliosis) in Ireland 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
The number of Lyme disease (neuroborreliosis) notifications 21 12 13 6 15
The national (neuroborreliosis) notification rate per 100,000 population 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.3

Last updated: 26 April 2021