Emerging Tick Borne Diseases in Australia
Aug. 1, 2022
Dr. Peter Mayne
This recently uploaded video is about a 2011 paper found here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/221768948_Emerging_incidence_of_Lyme_borreliosis_babesiosis_bartonellosis_and_granulocytic_ehrlichiosis_in_Australia
- 28 of 51 (55%) tested positive for LD
- Of 41 patients tested for tick-borne coinfections, 13 (32%) were positive for Babesia spp
- nine (22%) were positive for Bartonella spp
- Twenty-five patients were tested for Ehrlichia spp. and (16%) were positive for Anaplasma phagocytophilum while none were positive for Ehrlichia chaffeensis.
- Among the 51 patients tested for LD, 21 (41%) had evidence of more than one tick-borne infection.
- Positive tests for LD, Babesia duncani, Babesia microti, and Bartonella henselae were demonstrated in an individual who had never left the state of Queensland.
- Positive testing for these pathogens was found in three others whose movements were restricted to the east coast of Australia.
The study identified a much larger tick-borne disease (TBD) burden within the Australian community than hitherto reported. In particular, the first cases of endemic human Babesia and Bartonella disease in Australia with coexisting Borrelia infection are described, thus defining current hidden and unrecognized components of TBD and demonstrating local acquisition in patients who have never been abroad.
I repost this because “the powers that be” in Australia continue to downplay and deny that Lyme exists in Australia, despite the plethora of suffering patients and many doctors who state otherwise. (Remember, there are many, many strains of borrelia or Lyme)
Please see this recent article, “Growing evidence of an emerging tick-borne disease that causes a Lyme-like
illness for many Australia patients,” by Professor Noel. Campbell
It appears Mayne has also been disciplined for his stance on Lyme, like many other LLMDs.
Mayne states he has absolute proof that Lyme is in Australia as tissue samples at the bite sites that he took from two patients were positive for Lyme from DNA analysis.