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Lyme disease vaccine trials underway — Observer–Reporter

Friday, 20 January, 2023

Lyme disease vaccine trials underway — Observer–Reporter

Researchers are once again trying to tackle a disease that sickens thousands of Pennsylvanians every year, and some volunteers in the Uniontown area are helping to test a new vaccine.

The state’s thickly forested landscape is ripe with ticks, which carry Lyme disease, and the number of cases continues to rise year after year.

“Lyme disease is a large problem in Southwestern Pennsylvania and in Pennsylvania as a whole,” explains Dr. Michelle Paulson, an infectious disease specialist with Allegheny Health Network (AHN). “It is likely underreported, so it is difficult to get an accurate count of the number of cases annually. In 2019, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) reported 8,998 cases in Pennsylvania, but it is estimated the true number of cases may be 10 times that amount.”

Read more at: https://observer-reporter.com/living/health_wellness/lyme-disease-vaccine-trials-underway/article_74531cde-9379-11ed-8260-d775847d72a9.html

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