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Young UK Dancer Bitten By Tick As Teenager Says Lyme Disease Has 'Stolen Part Of My Life'

Friday 18 May 2018


From UK news service GetWestLondon:


Georgie Lule Mziu
Georgie hasn't been able to work since she
contracted Lyme Disease in 2015


Young Chiswick dancer bitten by tick as teenager says Lyme Disease has 'stolen part of my life'

20-year-old Chiswick resident Georgie has struggled with Lyme Disease since 2015, she spoke to getwestlondon about her battle with the illness during Lyme Disease Awareness Month (May 2018).

By Frederica Miller
16 May 2018
© 2018 a Reach plc subsidiary

Georgie Lule Mziu was well on her way to becoming a professional dancer but aged 17, she was bitten by an infected tick and had to "put her life on hold."

The Chiswick resident didn't notice anything was wrong until a large "bull's eye rash" developed around the tick bite on her calf.

Speaking to getwestlondon during Lyme Disease Awareness Month 2018, Georgie, now aged 20, said: "I was bitten in Norwich but I didn't notice till the next day and I had no idea what it was - it looked like a rashy bruise kinda thing - I thought I looked really cool, I was like 'ok - well whatever.'"

"It was big and covered almost the whole of my calf - it was like a bruise with a hole in the middle which was the bull's eye rash and it was hard with poison."

Despite suffering Lyme Disease symptoms including extreme fatigue, blurred vision, muscle aches, memory loss and even paralysis, Georgie wasn't diagnosed with the illness until two years later.


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