Australia: A Senate inquiry has recommended urgent government funding for research into tick-borne disease in Australia.

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.

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