Long-term antibiotics don’t help Lyme disease: expert

It is unethical to offer long-term antibiotics for Lyme disease symptoms, says an infectious disease expert.

Professor Peter Collignon (pictured), professor of microbiology at the Australian National University in Canberra, says a new randomised controlled trial has shown that antibiotics offer no benefit and may cause significant harm.

The findings come as a Senate Inquiry into the treatment of Lyme disease in Australia announced it had received 400 submissions, with many