Research Raises Prospect Of Springtime Shot To Protect Against Lyme Disease
Researchers report progress (in mice, at least) on a shot that people in Lyme disease territory could get in the springtime to protect them through high tick season. It would use monoclonal antibodies -- narrowly targeted defenses -- and begin safety testing in humans as early as next year.
'Not Just Lyme Disease Anymore': 7 New Reasons To Fear Ticks This Summer
Wherever Lyme disease is widespread, other less common infections borne by ticks tend to follow; in Lyme hotspots like Massachusetts, public health officials are seeing a dramatic rise in these infections that can land patients in the hospital and even, in very rare cases, kill them.