Small Bite, Big Threat: World Health Day

April the 7th was world health day! And the World Health Organization has decided to focus on vector-borne diseases and their prevention. Each year over a million people across the world are killed by vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, and Japanese encephalitis, with millions more suffering because of them (Schistosomiasis alone affects nearly 240 million people worldwide.) Over …

Lyme Disease vaccine shows promise in Phase I/II trial

In a study published online in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, investigators revealed promising results of a phase I/II trial of a new Lyme disease vaccine. Lyme disease is caused by the Borrelia species of tick across the USA, Europe and Asia. No human vaccine for Lyme disease currently exists – although the history of the Lyme disease vaccine LYMERix is …