A protein in human sweat protects against Lyme disease, study finds

Given that dogs have a Lyme disease vaccine, it is particularly frustrating that their human companions remain vulnerable to the notorious illness. People with Lyme disease suffer serious symptoms including muscle and joint aches, headaches, fatigue, fevers, chills, swollen glands, stiff neck and poor appetite. Like COVID-19 and other illnesses, Lyme disease can be chronic, meaning some unfortunate souls bitten just once by a deer tick wind up struggling with the ailment for the rest of their lives....

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Dogs have a Lyme disease vaccine, so why don’t humans?

Growing up in rural Pennsylvania, I was often warned by adults to be careful of ticks if I ever played outside. Like so many other children, the main tick-related boogeyman that I was taught to fear was the dreaded Lyme disease. Readily identifiable by the angry red bullseye rash it often leaves on patients, Lyme disease can also cause severe headaches, fever, shooting pains, muscle and joint aches, facial palsy, which is drooping of one or both sides of the face, and nerve pain....

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