Watch: Lyme disease completely changes the life of young woman

A simple insect bite completely changed the life of a young woman from Liverpool - and the problems she's had getting her illness diagnosed and treated has caused her even more distress.

Worryingly, Lyme disease, which is carried by ticks, is on the increase in Europe.

It left Emma Horlock exhausted and inconstant pain - and she felt let down by the health service.

Now she wants lessons to be learnt from her experience.

Mel Barham reports.

For inform

  • For information about Lyme disease and how it's contracted visit Lyme Disease Action
  • For information about symptoms ways to prevent becoming infected visit the NHS website