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Lyme Disease

Volume 493: debated on Thursday 4 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research into lyme disease his Department plans for (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11. (277817)

Neither the Department nor the Medical Research Council (MRC) is currently supporting research directly concerned with lyme disease, although the MRC funds a broader portfolio of basic underpinning research relating to bacterial infection and emerging diseases that may lead to further understanding of the condition.