Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Potential Lyme Disease Vaccine Shows Promise

(This is a great study so go to the link at the end of the post)

A vaccine for Lyme disease may be on its way, following a promising phase 1/2 clinical trial from investigators at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine and Brookhaven National Laboratory.
The finding was published online in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, and revealed that the vaccine resulted in significant antibodies against all targeted species of Borrelia - the agent that causes
Lyme disease in the United States and Europe.

Lyme disease, contracted via ticks, is an infectious disease that can cause the following signs and symptoms:
  • skin rashes
  • headaches
  • fevers
  • depression


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