Interim Report

Interim Report

4 May 2016

© Commonwealth of Australia 2016
ISBN 978-1-76010-434-4

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View the report as separate downloadable parts:

MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE (PDF 25KB)
ABBREVIATIONS (PDF 11KB)
LIST OF RECOMMENDATIONS (PDF 30KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 186KB)

Terms of reference
Conduct of inquiry
Structure of interim report
Key concepts
Figure 1.1 – Global distribution of the common vectors of Borrelia bacteria known to cause Lyme disease
Related and concurrent inquiries
Overview of submissions
Table 1.1 – Geographical distribution of submissions by jurisdiction at 30 April 2016

Chapter 2 - Experience of patients and access to treatment (PDF 216KB)

Experience of sufferers of chronic debilitating symptoms
Figure 2.1 – Patient treatment pathways –Illness acquired overseas
Figure 2.2 – Patient treatment pathways from submissions – Illness acquired in Australia
Treatment for patients
Treatment for patients diagnosed with Lyme-like illness

Chapter 3 - Diagnostic testing for Lyme-like illness (PDF 443KB)

Diagnostic testing for Lyme disease
Figure 3.1 – Recommended protocol for laboratory testing of patients with suspected Lyme disease in Australia
Figure 3.2 – Two-tiered testing for Lyme disease

Chapter 4 - Next steps for further investigation (PDF 142KB)

Opportunities for research
Current research projects
Conclusion

Additional Comments—Senator John Madigan and Senator Zhenya Wang (PDF 39KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3515
Fax: +61 2 6277 5829
community.affairs.sen@aph.gov.au