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Are you aware of the mystery disease lurking in long grass? 

Bunny Guinness standing in a field of cows
Cases of Lyme disease seem to be on the rise – but as it is challenging to diagnose, years of symptoms didn’t lead to many answers for Bunny Guinness Credit: Andrew Crowley

Cases of Lyme disease seem to be on the rise – but as it is challenging to diagnose, years of symptoms didn’t lead to many answers for Bunny Guinness

The big buzz in gardening is how it is an addictive pastime that is conducive to health and happiness – and I am still a total believer in that ideal, but over the past five years I’ve realised that gardening can have downsides, too. I have long been aware of the potential danger of tetanus (caught from soil-related bacteria), cat and dog poo-related infections, poisonous plants and even the hazards of turning the compost. But more recently, Lyme disease has hit my radar.

We in the UK have been blissfully unaware of this until recently, when high-profile...

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