Lyme Disease Vaccine Could Be Ready In 4 to 5 Years – Forbes

26 March 2019, Brandenburg, Sieversdorf: A tick has bitten its way into the skin of a dog. Photo: Patrick Pleul/dpa-Zentralbild/ZB (Photo by Patrick Pleul/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Lyme disease is one of the fastest growing diseases in the northern hemisphere and this week’s announcement that pop star Justin Beiber had the diagnosis brought the tick-borne illness to the forefront of the news. For now, the main prevention lies in avoiding tick contact but one company, Valneva, is working fervently to develop what they believe will be the world’s first vaccine against Lyme’s disease.

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