Nov. 30th, 2016
Inquiry calls for Lyme funding, research
A Senate committee has recommended the federal government urgently increase funding for research into tick-borne disease in Australia and get to work on finding a treatment.
Thousands of Australians claim to be suffering from tick-borne Lyme disease, but medical authorities insist it’s not possible to contract the disease in Australia.
After a long-running inquiry into the existence of tick-borne disease in Australia, the committee’s report tabled on Wednesday recommends government medical authorities establish a clinical trial to determine a treatment protocol for patients.