Lyme Disease: Australia’s Hidden Epidemic

BeFunky_australia.jpgMail Online Reports that:

Australia’s ‘hidden epidemic’: Woman left unable to walk and speak after her Lyme disease went undiagnosed for 26 YEARS… because government refuses to acknowledge it as a ‘notifiable disease’

  • Rebecca Vary suffered from Lyme disease undiagnosed for 26 years
  • She was left unable to walk, suffered from extreme fatigue and was losing her ability to speak for long periods of time
  • Ms Vary was forced to travel to Germany to seek treatment as the Australian government does not recognise it can be caught here
  • Maddie Bridgman also went to Germany for treatment after a test conducted overseas confirmed she had the disease
  • The nursing student, who suffered from up to 11 seizures a day and couldn’t walk, was told by a nurse: ‘you’re making this up, stop shaking’
  • The Lyme Disease Association of Australia estimates 300,000 Australians are currently living with illness, which is usually transferred by ticks

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