Lyme Disease Association of Australia

Lyme Disease Association of Australia

#UNCOVERED - Lyme disease found in Australia 25 years ago! The LDAA are fortunate to have been provided with this video and further supporting evidence of 1992 research.
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"We knew we had a break through as recently as about a week ago [1992] when we discovered that the microbe that we have been characterising is actually structurally very similar if not identical to the 'classical Lyme' disease [Borrelia burgdorferi] causing agent".
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In 1992 ABC's The 7.30 Report aired a story highlighting how scientist Michelle Wills with little funding and tentative support discovered Borrelia sp. in Australian ticks.
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The Department of Health’s specialist medical adviser, Dr Gary Lum,has continually argued that there is NO EVIDENCE of 'classical Lyme' ever being found in Australia. As a result nothing has been done to help the thousands of Australians that have become sick after tick bites.
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Michelle's discovery of Borrelia was confirmed by US Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Alan Barbour who had worked with Wihelm Burgdorfer who discovered Lyme disease.
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So... WHY wasn't this research from the 90's ever followed up? More on that story later.
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Click on the picture link below to watch this ground breaking report. It will blow you away how in 1992 locally acquired Lyme was known, yet ignored.


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