A New Vaccine For Lyme Disease From Tick Saliva?

 Believe it or not, according to a press release in Cell & Microbe, a group of Yale scientists may have blown the door off the frustrating tangle of vaccine ideas to protect the populace from Lyme disease.

 Believe it or not, according to a press release in Cell & Microbe, a group of Yale scientists may have blown the door off the frustrating tangle of vaccine ideas to protect the populace from Lyme disease.  They have found

a protein found in the saliva of ticks helps protect mice from developing Lyme disease.

Traditionally, vaccines have directly targeted specific pathogens. This is the first time that antibodies against a protein in the saliva of a pathogen’s transmitting agent (in this case, the tick) has been shown to confer immunity when administered protectively as a vaccine.

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