Sweden: Lyme Vaccine Almost Ready

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RitaA
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Sweden: Lyme Vaccine Almost Ready

Post by RitaA » Fri 1 Feb 2013 1:14

http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.as ... el=5427763
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Lyme disease vaccine almost ready

Published: torsdag 31 januari kl 11:24, Radio Sweden

A new vaccine against the tick-borne Lyme disease is on its way, according to Swedish researchers.

Over ten thousand people are infected by the disease each year in Sweden, and while most only suffer mild symptoms, some can face long-term nerve damage by the bug.

The researchers say the vaccine against the European form of the disease is now ready to be tested on around 15 thousand people before being released onto the market in three or four years, Swedish Radio News reports.

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Re: Sweden: Lyme Vaccine Almost Ready

Post by Camp Other » Fri 1 Feb 2013 4:27

My fingers are crossed that this one is a safe and effective vaccine that won't have any problems.

I would really like to see a vaccine that works for Lyme disease and doesn't have the history Lymerix does.

Unfortunately, it doesn't really help those of us who have already contracted Lyme disease and developed long term complications from it. :(

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Re: Sweden: Lyme Vaccine Almost Ready

Post by X-member » Fri 1 Feb 2013 14:18

From the first post:
the European form of the disease
I have read (somewhere) that this vaccine only works when it comes to B Garinii.

And it is B Afzelii that is most common in Europe. At least is is in both Sweden and Norway.

Edit to add:

But this vaccine is maybe another one?

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Re: Sweden: Lyme Vaccine Almost Ready

Post by Lorima » Fri 1 Feb 2013 21:42

It won't do anything for other tick-borne diseases, either. I'm leaning strongly toward tick-bite prevention.
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Re: Sweden: Lyme Vaccine Almost Ready

Post by RitaA » Fri 1 Feb 2013 21:54

Lorima wrote:It won't do anything for other tick-borne diseases, either. I'm leaning strongly toward tick-bite prevention.
Me too.

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Re: Sweden: Lyme Vaccine Almost Ready

Post by RobertF » Tue 12 Feb 2013 13:38

Why a vaccin??? when the risk is small and Lyme is easy to diagnose and to treat. That's what I hear all the time

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Re: Sweden: Lyme Vaccine Almost Ready

Post by migs » Thu 14 Feb 2013 6:44

I agree with Robert. Why would anyone be interested in a vaccine for something that is so rare and could easily be cured with a couple weeks of antibiotics? I would hope that ground level physicians are current and in good conscience would never recommend a patient take a vaccine that they don't need. :woohoo:

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Re: Sweden: Lyme Vaccine Almost Ready

Post by Pandora » Sun 10 Mar 2013 9:00

There can never be a lyme vaccine because its infectious proteins are dependent on what its host is already infected with and we know at least 80% of the pop.s are already infected with....

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23470960
So out of 122 POS. cases they were able to find 48 NEG. with a 94% POS. rate at week 16 of cultures.....While we know some Autistic pts. do not exhibit lyme symptoms until 1 yr. old.....

Which would put Prof. Montagniers calculations about right or worse.
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