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March 21, 2008

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Breaking News: New Shot Prevents Lyme Disease In Mice

From Science Daily:

Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, have developed an injection that protects against two severe diseases transmitted by tick bites: Lyme disease and Anaplasmosis.

A single dose of doxycycline given orally is only 20-30% effective at preventing these diseases in mice. The researchers found that a new formulation of doxycycline hyclate that is programmed to release the drug over a 20 day period is 100% effective.

Comments

David

Isn't doxycycline an anti-acne medication? am I making that up or did my grey matter serve me correctly this time?

YooperJack

I really hope they get this on the shelves quickly. I haven't caught Lyme Disease yet, but its only a matter of time. While we've had Wood ticks for years, I'm seeing a lot more Deer ticks.
YooperJack

don m.

I AGREE ON THAT YOOPER,THW TICKS WERE REAL BAD IN MASON CO. LAST YEAR.

DON

Scrap5000

Global warming is messing this planet up, BAD!

And damn, I hate injections :(




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