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Lyme disease (Borreliosis)

General Information

Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected ticks.

Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans.

If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system. Most cases of Lyme disease can be treated successfully with a few weeks of antibiotics.

No vaccine against Borreliosis is currently available, so tick awareness, appropriate clothing in tick-infested areas, and early removal of attached ticks remain the most important prevention measures.

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Epidemiology

≈476,000 cases are diagnosed and treated per year in the United States and >200,000 cases per year in western Europe.

Vaccines
Pipeline

2
Vaccines in
the pipeline

Technology Platforms

  • Protein subunit​ (1)
  • mRNA (1)

DEVELOPMENT PHASES

  • Phase I (1)
  • Phase III (1)

TRIAL POPULATION

    Paediatric + Adults (1)
    Adults (1)

Source: 
https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/borreliosis
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8314816/
[Accessed: November 2022]

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