Only Lyme disease vaccine in development goes to Phase 3 trials

Only Lyme disease vaccine in development goes to Phase 3 trials

CNN — Vaccine maker Pfizer says it has begun Phase 3 clinical trial of its vaccine candidate against Lyme disease with French vaccine company Valneva SE. The biotech companies are recruiting about 6,000 participants age 5 and older at up to 50 sites in areas of Europe and the US where Lyme disease is endemic, … Read more

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 in the US and Europe to test the first potential vaccine against Lyme disease in 20 years — in hopes of better fighting the tick-borne threat. Lyme is a growing problem, with cases rising and warming weather helping ticks expand their habitat. While a vaccine … Read more

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 tickborne disease, is growing 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 roughly aligns with CDC estimates. So what do you need to know to … Read more

Lyme Disease Is Surging in Parts of the US, Insurance Data Suggests

Lyme Disease Is Surging in Parts of the US, Insurance Data Suggests

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Newly released data is the latest to show that Lyme disease cases in the US are on the rise. The research found that private insurance claims related to the tickborne disease have substantially climbed since 2007, including more recently in the last five years. This relative increase was especially dramatic in rural … Read more

How To Prevent Tick Exposure, According To Lyme Experts

How To Prevent Tick Exposure, According To Lyme Experts

It’s difficult to imagine that a week at summer camp or a day spent in the garden could expose you or your loved ones to a vector-borne disease that can have potentially long-lasting and chronic effects on your health. But that’s exactly what’s at stake, especially if you live in higher risk parts of the … Read more