Senate committee to investigate Lyme-like disease

EVIDENCE for an emerging tick-borne disease in Australia which causes a Lyme-like illness will be investigated by a Senate committee.

Hailed by patients as a breakthrough in the recognition of their debilitating illnesses, the Senate Community Affairs References Committee will consider potential investment into research aimed at identifying a local causative agent.

“This inquiry provides a priceless opportunity to shed light on this disease and provide support for patients, doctors, researchers and pathologists who for too