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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Why Lyme Disease Vaccine Isn’t Available To People

(Jesse Costa/Here & Now)

Tick-borne Lyme Disease has been around for a long time. At least 5,300 years. DNA tests show that the “iceman” found frozen in a glacier in the Alps had the Lyme bacteria.

Today, thousands suffer from Lyme Disease every year. But there is a vaccine that gives us immunity from the painful and debilitating illness, however it’s not available to people, as Here and Now‘s Curt Nickisch reports.


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