Lyme Disease Can Be Prevented With New Shot, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Study Suggests
Published: Mar 21, 2008
ScienceDaily (Mar. 20, 2008) — Lyme disease is the blight of countryside users but it may be prevented with a single injection, according to research published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology. The US saw nearly 20,000 cases of Lyme disease in 2006 and there are up to 2,000 cases a year in the UK, a figure that is increasing steadily. Now scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, have developed an injection that protects against two severe diseases transmitted by tick bites: Lyme disease and Anaplasmosis.