Jack jumper call to action

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More than 12,000 Tasmanians suffer a serious allergy to jack jumper ant stings, and around 4000 are highly allergic, which can be life-threatening.

An internationally renowned clinical trial conducted at the Royal Hobart Hospital, has developed the only known effective vaccine, but research funding that provided this treatment to 60 trial participants for the last four years runs out in December 2005.

No-one has yet stepped up to the plate to ensure ongoing funding and pressure is now mounting among sufferers.

You can do your bit by visiting antallergy.org and adding your signature to their online e-petition.