New method to stop the spread of Lyme disease

Posted by on May 10, 2016 5:43 pm
Categories: health

Medication that is normally used to lower cholesterol could stop the spread of Lyme disease, according to a new study. Statins can reduce the burden in mice and can therefore be exploited to reduce the number of Lyme disease bacteria acquired by the feeding ticks. These investigators believe that this could be one of the many strategies to lower the incidence of Lyme disease by restricting bacterial survival at its source.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *