Lyme Vaccine for Mice Could Protect People

February 12, 2014 6:46 PM

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Lyme Vaccine for Mice Could Protect People

An experimental vaccine to control Lyme disease by targeting the mice that spread it cut the number of infected ticks by more than 75 percent after a couple of years, researchers reported Wednesday.

Produced in pellets that resemble pet food kibble, the vaccine protected mice, which in turn were far less likely to infect the ticks that bit them, the researchers reported in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.

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