DASH OF LIME: The Big Banana was coloured a different shade.
DASH OF LIME: The Big Banana was coloured a different shade.

Green light shines a spotlight on a nasty disease

IT LOOKED like a giant piece of unripe fruit, as a tinge of green light was cast over the Big Banana.

The stunt aimed to highlight the tick-borne illness Lyme disease.

Despite the medical profession ruling out the prevalence of the disease in Australia, self-described sufferers marked the disease's World Awareness Day across New South Wales.

Not only did LymeLinks, the North Coast Disease Support Network, turn the Big Banana green. It also staged a protest rally in the Coffs Harbour city centre.

"We are delighted some of Australia's landmarks have agreed to display lime green lights and join the fight to raise awareness of Lyme disease and the need for appropriate diagnostic, treatment and training programs," worldwide Lyme protest Australian co-ordinator, Karen Smith, said.

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