Lyme Disease Association of Australia

The stats


Background to our statistics

The exact number of people with Lyme disease in Australia is not known because our public health officials do not collect statistics about it. To change this situation, the Lyme Disease Association of Australia (LDAA) started to collect bi-annual statistics about the number of Australians with Lyme disease and their experiences in 2011. Full statistics are included in our patient survey reports. The reality of the Australian situation is plotted in our maps below.

A quick word about our compilation and plotting process

Data obtained from our patient experience surveys has been plotted according to the following conditions:

  • Respondents answered one of our surveys and provided one or both of the following pieces of information:
  • The respondents provided their current residential suburb and confirmed that they have been officially diagnosed with Lyme diseaseĀ  from a medical professional. These respondents have been plotted on the confirmed cases of Lyme disease by residential suburb map; and
  • The respondents indicated they had been bitten by a tick, the location the tick bite occurred and confirmed that they have been officially diagnosed with Lyme diseaseĀ  from a medical professional. These respondents have been plotted on the confirmed cases of Lyme disease by tick bite location map.

Visitors to our website can participate in the statistical collection process by completing our survey below. Respondents data will be analysed and plotted periodically.

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Confirmed cases of Lyme disease by residential suburb

Interactive map of Australian residents with confirmed Lyme disease by residential suburb. There are 2,126 individuals plotted.

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house= Individual with confirmed Lyme Disease

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

Confirmed cases of Lyme disease by tick bite location

Interactive map of Australian residents with confirmed Lyme disease by tick bite location. There are 910 locations plotted.

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tick = Tick bite

 

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