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Paper confirms Australian variety of Borrelia in Echidna Ticks

Borrelia is a family of bacteria, a subset of which is responsible for Lyme disease. The Borrelia family also have other subsets like the Relapsing fever Borrelia and Reptilian Borrelia. While the Lyme variety of Borrelia has not been found in Australia, this paper confirms that varieties of uniquely Australian Borrelia have been identified and [...]

By | October 10th, 2017|Science|2 Comments

For people who don’t understand Borrelia

Borrelia is the name of the family , where all other members get their DNA from. As a genus-family it has the highest number of plasmids in any bacteria known so far. Plasmids are phages that are viruses that infect bacteria. It must have a brilliant immune system to keep these phages in its cytoplasm [...]

By | September 19th, 2017|Science|0 Comments

2017 Tick Bite Awareness Campaign

DONATE NOW   Hi there, my name is Brad Down. I have been working closely with the Karl McManus Foundation for the past year or so to help with their communications, website and social media with the intention of bringing attention to the core issues and breakthroughs happening with tick borne illness in Australia. [...]

By | July 12th, 2017|Fund Raising|0 Comments

Lyme Disease – Lets Change the Topic!

Vectosis - Changing the Lyme Disease conversation in Australia What is Lyme Disease? According to the US Centre for Disease Control (CDC) Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called [...]

By | July 10th, 2017|Politics|1 Comment

KMF Needs your Help! – Make a tax deductible donation today.

Its the end of financial year. Make a tax deductible donation today and help the Karl McManus Foundation further its research. The Karl McManus Foundation is committed to the prevention and cure of tick borne illness in Australia. How to Donate Secure online form You can donate whatever amount you wish via our secure online [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Human Rights Violations of People suffering from Tick Borne Illnesses Under International Investigation

The Ad Hoc Committee for Health Equity Attendance at the UN and WHO in Geneva -  Report The Ad hoc Committee represented stakeholders from the Asia Pacific region, Africa, North America & Eastern, Western & Northern Europe. Members include scientific, medical & human rights experts. Many have worked on borreliosis for two and three decades [...]

By | June 28th, 2017|Politics|1 Comment

Senate Report 2016 Lacking Action

A lack of real action following the recent Senate Inquiry into tick-borne diseases in Australia is costing lives according to the Karl McManus Foundation. The not-for-profit organisation is leading the Australian research program into the issue and says that delays to progress will contribute to immeasurable hardships for many Australian patients. A Senate Committee report [...]

By | December 28th, 2016|Politics|0 Comments


The Final Report in full can be downloaded from here:  http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Community_Affairs/Lymelikeillness45/Final_Report “2.91    The committee recommends that the Australian Government increase funding for research into tick-borne pathogens as a matter of urgency. This funding should include: funding for research on pathogens which may cause infection; funding for research on whether newly-identified pathogens can cause illness in [...]

By | February 17th, 2016|Politics|0 Comments

Growing Evidence of Lyme Like Illness in Australia – Senate Community Affairs Inquiry 2016

On 12 November 2015, the Senate referred the following matter to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report: The growing evidence of an emerging tick-borne disease that causes a Lyme‑like illness for many Australian patients. The terms of reference are: the prevalence and geographic distribution of Lyme-like illness in Australia; methods to reduce the [...]

By | July 2nd, 2015|Politics|0 Comments

Laugh Against Lyme with Steve Hughes

Last year’s debut of Laugh Against Lyme at Harold Park Hotel was a big hit, so this year we’re back to raise more much needed cash, and this time, we’ve brought one of the world’s best headliners! Lyme disease is a severe relapsing fever and the fastest growing tick-borne infection in the world. Our best, [...]

By | July 2nd, 2015|Events|0 Comments