blacklegged tick infected with Lyme disease caused by Borrelia burgdorferi
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Mary Parker

E41: Is There a Human Lyme Disease Vaccine on the Horizon?

With global warming affecting the tick population, the time is right to try again with a human Lyme disease vaccine. I talk with Dr. Richard Marconi, professor at Virginia Commonwealth University's Department of Microbiology and Immunology, about his research into ticks, Lyme disease, and the promise of a human vaccine.