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Vaccine Bait Lowers Rate of Lyme Disease

Vaccinating mice can lower the proportion of ticks carrying the bacteria responsible for Lyme disease, according to a new study.

Lyme Vaccine for Mice Could Protect People

An experimental vaccine to control Lyme disease by targeting the mice that spread it cut the number of infected ticks by more than 75 percent after a couple of years, researchers reported Wednesday.

Lyme Disease Rates 10 Times Higher

Lyme disease strikes about 300,000 people each year, according to new information released by federal health officials.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

The CDC provides continuous updates on prevalence and prevention of Lyme disease.

From The Blog

Long-term research shows that white-footed mice are the critical hosts for black-legged ticks, which carry and spread the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. Superabundant mouse populations allow more ticks to survive and lead to predictable spikes in human Lyme disease exposure. - The Cary Institute