Lyme disease-like syndrome acknowledged in Australia

Just over a year after the federal government established the Clinical Advisory Committee on Lyme Disease in Australia (CACLD), the now-disbanded group handed down its final recommendations about diagnostic testing, treatment and further research requirements in relation to Lyme disease last month following its meeting on July 15.

A progress report released by the Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Baggoley reveals there is still no conclusive evidence that Borrelia spp – the bacteria thought to cause the disease – exists in Australia, making

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