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Major test of first possible Lyme vaccine in 20 years begins

Major test of first possible Lyme vaccine in 20 years begins

DUNCANSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Researchers are seeking thousands of volunteers across the US and Europe to test the first potential Lyme disease vaccine. in 20 years, hoping to better combat the tick-borne threat. Lyme is a growing problem, with cases on the rise and warmer weather helping ticks expand their habitat. While a vaccine for …

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What to Know About Lyme Disease, Because It’s on the Rise

What to Know About Lyme Disease, Because It's on the Rise

Photo: Heiko Barth (Shutterstock) Lyme, the most famous tick-borne disease, is becoming more common than it used to be, at least judging by health insurance data that includes Lyme diagnoses. Our friends at Gizmodo recently covered new data about the (sorry) uptick, which lines up roughly with CDC estimates. So what do you need to …

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Pennsylvania toddler contracts rare illness from tick bite

Pennsylvania toddler contracts rare illness from tick bite

Fifteen minutes. That was all it took to transmit a rare, dangerous and debilitating tick-borne disease that made an energetic, resourceful and generally healthy 3-year-old Pennsylvania boy seriously ill. Jamie Simoson’s maternal intuition pushed her to seek further medical treatment for something her youngest son’s pediatrician assured her was a virus that needed to run …

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