Scientists find promising new treatment for Lyme disease – Medical News Today

New research finds a promising new compound in the fight against Lyme disease, which can result from a tick bite.


The new paper appears in the Nature journal Scientific Reports.

Lyme disease affects nearly 300,000 people a year in the United States and around 230,000 people a year in Europe, according to an article in the Journal of Public Health.

Bacteria belonging to the group Borrelia burgdorferi cause Lyme disease. Most people develop it after being bitten by a tick that carries the bacteria.

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