Interesting article in Outside on a potential Lyme disease antibody prophylaxis type of preventative solution that appears to have some promise, and some neat tidbits about the history of efforts to develop a Lyme disease vaccine that I didn't know about before reading: https://www.outsideonline.com/health/wellness/lyme...
Curious the thoughts from this wonderful crowd on this.
I've been following the research and hoping for a Lyme vaccine in the next few years. There is a vaccine in Phase 2 human trials now and this Outside article discusses yet another option. I'm jealous that our dogs have much better tick prevention than we do! The CDC talks about the current situation here.https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/prev/vaccine.html
This would be so exciting!
When I consider moving back to the east coast, Lyme is a big hesitation. (Yes…it also exists in CA…but I’ve only seen 1 tick here in13years).
Bash- similar story with EET. Horses can get a vaccine for it but not people. I'm sure there are good reasons, but still, come on, lol!
One of my colleagues is in the trial for the vaccine, being done at the University of Rochester.
When I was in grad school in Rhode Island, my office mates all were vaccinated against Lyme (they did research on the islands off the New England coast) but I remember the efficacy was quite low.
I participated in a vaccine trial, ending almost a year ago, but they have not yet told me whether I will be "unblinded" and I'm not sure if I'll hear any study results. I had a 2 in 3 chance of getting some dose of the vaccine and 1 in 3 chance of placebo. I hope I got the good stuff and it works because I did not enjoy my bout of Lyme back in 2012.