Rugby World Cup winner reveals heart surgery after tick bite

first_imgSEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension “This is not something that should be looked at like, ‘oh it’s only a tick, a tick is a bit like a flea, its fine!’.“These ticks carry some really quite potent, serious bacteria and they can cause you a lot of problems. Raising awareness of them is imperative,” added Dawson, who has used the experience to join up with the Big Tick Project, which looks to raise awareness about the dangers of ticks and tick-borne disease in the UK. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses MOST READ NCAA postpones Tuesday’s games Orphan goes from sniffing ‘Rugby’ glue to playing for Philippines PLAY LIST 01:35Orphan goes from sniffing ‘Rugby’ glue to playing for Philippines00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chiefcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding England’s Matt Dawson dives over the line to score a try against Wales during the Six Nations rugby match at Twickenham, southwest London 04 February 2006. England won the game 47-13. AFP PHOTO ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNISEngland’s 2003 Rugby World Cup-winning scrum-half Matt Dawson revealed Monday he has undergone heart surgery due to being bitten by a tick in a park in London last year.The 44-year-old — who won 77 caps for his country and played seven times for the British and Irish Lions — said he would never have thought he was running such a risk going for a walk in a London park with his children.ADVERTISEMENT “I had two days where I felt awful. Very feverish, on the sofa, crashed out,” Dawson, who was diagnosed with Lyme disease which is a bacterial infection caused by infected ticks, told the BBC.“It was a really scary time for me and my family. Such a tiny creature caused me to end up needing heart surgery.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDawson no longer has the disease though it has taken several heart procedures and he still has to take medication. “I’m still on medication and its going to take a lot of time for the heart to fully recover,” he said. LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games View commentslast_img

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