« BackTralee councillor calls for Lyme Disease signage be erected in Kerry open spaces and parks

A Tralee councillor has called on Kerry County Council to implement a proactive campaign, by way of signage, to highlight the dangers of Lyme Disease.

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Speaking at the monthly meeting of Kerry County Council, Fianna Fáil Cllr Norma Foley said signage – informing the public of the tick-borne illness – was required urgently in parks and open spaces in Kerry.

Cllr Foley cited the plight of a former Kerry inter-county footballer who is currently “attending treatment in America” for Lyme Disease.

Independent Cllr John Joe Cullotty echoed Cllr Foley’s sentiments, saying if people were more aware of the disease, they would be more protected.

Responding to Cllr Foley’s request, Kerry County Council said it would discuss the issue with the HSE and provide any assistance the executive required.