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Saturday 9th May 2015 - Augusta, Western Australia

As a Lyme disease patient on treatment this is a big challenge but Nat & Phil at Colourpatch looking forward to a great afternoon of music, food and fundraising!

Apr 25, 2015

Karl McManus Foundation (KMF) regards the RCPA’s position statement on Lyme disease in Australia and the document ‘RCPA’s top ten targets aims to beat inappropriate pathology requesting’ incongruous given that the findings of the Clinical advisory committee (2013-2014) into Lyme Disease concluded that “Further research is required to determine if Borrelia bacteria are present in Australian ticks”.

Apr 12, 2015

An open letter to all colleges of medicine and to all committees that regulate those colleges from Dr Mualla McManus.

Dr Mualla McManus is not referring to just Lyme disease (B.burgdorferi sensu stricto) but to infection by other Borrelia genospecies such as B.miyomotoi, a relapsing fever Borrelia.  

Many Australians who acquire Borreliosis either overseas in endemic or indeterminate countries or in Australia do not get appropriate diagnosis and treatment.

As health care practitioners you all have duty of care to those Australians who acquire tick borne diseases.

Apr 12, 2015

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Accurate, Authoritative and Authentic Australian Lyme Disease Research is needed to identify the causative agents and present undisputable facts to the myriad of interested parties.

The Karl McManus Foundation is dedicated to supporting this research and seeks to enable the solution to this growing enigma.

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Australia Lyme Disease

Tick Bite Prevention may not be the solution if the causative agents of the Lyme like Illness in Australia is not properly identified.
While there may be an association of diseases that present like a Lyme Illness making diagnosis particularly difficult and treatment challenging.


Research is needed to identify the causative agents and present undisputable facts to the myriad of interested parties. While public awareness grows the various levels of Government and members of the medical profession are slow to consider the possibility of Lyme Disease in Australia. The Medical Association of Australia recognises experts have failed to resolve the suggestion of endemic Lyme Disease in Australia.

None the less the few Doctors that can recognise and treat Lyme Like Illness are grossly under resourced and in heavy demand.

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In Australia A Lyme Disease suffer could be diagnosed with Attention deficit disorder, Bell's palsy, Bipolar, Brain tumour, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Chronic pain disorder, Colitis, Crohn’s disease, Depression, Diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, Eczema, Encephalitis, Fatigue, Fever, Fibromyalgia, Fifth’s disease, Flea bite, Flu-like symptoms, Gastroesophageal Reflux disease, Headache, Hives, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Infectious arthritis, Insect bite, Interstitial cysts, Irritable bowel syndrome, Juvenile arthritis, Lupus, Ménière's syndrome, Meningitis, Migraine headache, Multiple sclerosis, Osteoarthritis, Parkinson's disease, Peripheral neuropathy, Poison ivy, Prostatitis, Psoriatic arthritis, Psychiatric disorders, Raynaud’s syndrome, Reactive arthritis, Relapsing fever, Rheumatoid arthritis, Scleroderma, Sjögren's syndrome, Sleep disorders, Sunburn, Stiff neck, Thyroid disease, Thyroid disorders, Vitamin B12 deficiency. These are just a few of the diagnosis that Borreliosis or The Australian Lyme Like Illness can present as.

This is why Australian research into the Lyme Like Illness needs funds to determine the causative agents and promulgate proper diagnosis.

It must be asked "Why is Australia still ignoring Lyme disease?"