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LI scientists develop new Lyme vaccine

Originally published: May 10, 2013 9:08 PM

Updated: May 10, 2013 10:20 PM

By DELTHIA RICKS delthia.ricks@newsday.com

A rash in the pattern of a bulls-eye,

Photo credit: AP | A rash in the pattern of a bulls-eye, which manifested at the site of a tick bite.

Lyme disease is a growing threat on Long Island and elsewhere in the world, say local scientists who have developed a new vaccine against three strains of the bacterial infection.

The vaccine was recently launched in clinical trials in Europe, where Lyme is also on the rise. The aim is to test the vaccine against the tick-borne disease in this country as well, its developers say.



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