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What You Need To Know About The New Lyme Disease Antibody Shot

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 476,000 Americans are diagnosed with Lyme disease every year. However, the actual number could be a lot higher due to misdiagnosis and undocumented cases. Lyme disease can be dangerous for people who don’t seek prompt treatment because of the way the borrelia bacteria camps out within the body, causing issues for weeks, months, or even years after the initial infection.

Because the number of cases is so high and the symptoms and health consequences of a Lyme disease infection are so detrimental, the best course of action is to prevent the contraction of the disease. But prevention techniques such as wearing loose-fitting clothing and checking for ticks after being outdoors may not be enough. So, what else can medical professionals do to help prevent the spread of Lyme disease in America? One approach that shows promise is a Lyme disease antibody shot.

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