Lyme Disease Association of Australia

Lyme Disease in Australia

May Lyme Project 2017 welcomes two key partners!

The LDAA is excited and grateful to announce that the Country Women's Association of Australia (CWAA) has chosen to partner with the LDAA for The May Lyme Project 2017.

 "Lyme disease is a real concern to our national membership and our full executive team endorsed the 'Bite of Lyme' campaign for change.  We are looking forward to combining our efforts with the LDAA to raise awareness and funds to improve outcomes for current and future Australian Lyme patients." said National president, Dorothy Coombe.

We are also proud and excited to let you know that the LDAA will partner with the US-based, LymeDiseaseChallenge group.  Like us, they are grass-roots and patient-lead – a global partnership for real action both with and for Lyme patients.  We may have similar or the same or completely different 'bugs', but many of the challenges in regards to recognition, early diagnosis and effective treatment are identical.  It's time for change.

We have a small volunteer team ready to help patients, their families and communities make a difference in May.  It's SUPER simple, take a photo on your own, an a group or at an event, then share and donate – Give$10forLyme#BiteOfLymeAU #LymeDiseaseChallenge

ACNC Charity Tick Approved!

Yes, you heard it hear first. The Lyme Disease Association of Australia is now ACNC Charity Tick Approved.

What does this mean? It means we are accountable and transparent to you, our ever growing community. Charities without the ACNC Charity Tick have had issues with meeting their reporting obligations or had action taken.

Find out more about our charity tick here.

Community Affairs Final Report on Lyme-like Illness Inquiry has been published!

There have been 12 recommendations around testing and patient support tabled for the Inquiry into Growing evidence of an emerging tick-borne disease that causes a Lyme-like illness.

You can find them on Page 10, or read the report in full. Or watch the YouTube clip below of proceedings:

LYME FLASHBACK: Lyme disease in Australia in 1992!

Watch this special report from ABC's 7:30 report on Michelle Wills research about Lyme disease from 1992:

"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."

All the Senate Hearings in one place!

Couldn't make it to the senate hearings last year? Well, we've got you covered with them all in one place. Head over to SoundCloud and listen to them in all their glory.