Debating the existence of Lyme disease in Australia
From ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), Sept. 17, 2015:
by John Donegan
The Royal College of Pathologists (RCPA) have stated Lyme disease has never been transmitted by ticks in Australia, despite the Lyme Disease Association of Australia claims it represented more than 1,400 sufferers.
The New South Wales House of Representative Standing Committee on Health this week convened a roundtable discussion between health experts and concerned residents to debate the facts.
While ticks in the Northern Beaches area transmit a variety of diseases similar to Lyme disease, Professor Stephen Graves from the RCPA said there was no evidence of the disease in Australia. READ MORE.
From Huffington Post Australia, September 18, 2015:
by Cayla Dengate
A mother describes watching her child’s health deteriorate to 30 seizures a day. A woman tells of spending her superannuation trying to get diagnosed. A doctor says GPs are being punished for trying to treat their patients.
These are just some of the astounding anecdotes from the Lyme Disease Roundtable Hearing at Parliament House in Sydney on Friday morning.
Experts and people living with tick-borne diseases came together to jointly call for Lyme-like diseases to be identified and recognised in the Australian health system, however doctors cautioned against rushing treatments that hadn’t been proved. READ MORE.
- September 19, 2015 at 10:03 pm
And the crime of denial continues. Will it ever, ever end. So many of us suffer and die as we criminally denied treatment that could save us from suffering, let us lead normal lives, and save our live. Know treatment could save patients and their families so much suffering. And the stinking government would get more taxes because we could keep our productive jobs that benefit society as a whole. Criminal government, and criminal medical establishment. Evil!!!
- September 21, 2015 at 3:44 am
Has anyone collected ticks and studied what they are carrying? Even if they are not carrying the American strain of borrelia, what’s usually called Lyme disease, it’s probably another type of borrelia with the same symptoms. It has to be pretty close geneticly if Australians tested in the US show up positive on our tests. Who cares? People are sick. Give it another name, like Australian borrelia or North Beaches disease, if the term “Lyme disease” bothers them so much, quit denying it exists, and treat people.
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