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Who should get the Lyme vaccine?

Who should get the Lyme vaccine?

No one (unavailable): The lyme vaccine was taken off the market in february 2002 (after being introduced in 12/98) due to poor sales and controversy regarding its safety. There is research being done on new vaccines and a safe vaccine would be a good idea for many people who live in areas where lyme disease is common. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Lyme Disease (Definition)

A condition caused by borrelia burgdorferi. Acute symptoms can include bullseye rash, headaches, joint pain, fever, and flu-like sx. Chronic symptoms can include fibromyalgia symptoms, nerve pain in extremities, mood swings, brain fog, heart problems. Lab diagnoses are not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more


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Any serious Lyme vaccine-side effect?

Any serious Lyme vaccine-side effect?

Yes-so serious that:: The side effects of the lyme disease vaccine were so serious that it was withdrawn from the market in 2002. While only a small percentage developed serious side effects like arthritis and flu-like symptoms and it is not clear to what extent they were caused by the vaccine, t here were class-action lawsuits& bad publicity, sales plummeted and the manufacturer withdrew it from the market. ...Read more

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Living with Lyme Disease (Checklist)

Consult an infectious disease doctor.
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Who should get the Lyme vaccine?

No one (unavailable): The lyme vaccine was taken off the market in february 2002 (after being introduced in 12/98) due to poor sales and controversy regarding its safety. There is research being done on new vaccines and a safe vaccine would be a good idea for many people who live in areas where lyme disease is common. ...Read more

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Can I get Lyme vaccine and go into the woods the same day?

Can I get Lyme vaccine and go into the woods the same day?

No.: You can't even get vaccinated in the first place. The vaccine for lyme disease is no longer available. It was discontinued by the manufacturer in 2002, citing low demand. People who were previously vaccinated are no longer protected. Most cases of lyme disease can be treated successfully with a few weeks of antibiotics, however, as long as it is caught in time. ...Read more

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Any serious Lyme vaccine-side effect?

Yes-so serious that:: The side effects of the lyme disease vaccine were so serious that it was withdrawn from the market in 2002. While only a small percentage developed serious side effects like arthritis and flu-like symptoms and it is not clear to what extent they were caused by the vaccine, t here were class-action lawsuits& bad publicity, sales plummeted and the manufacturer withdrew it from the market. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Lyme vaccine allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Lyme vaccine allergy?

Lyme Vaccine Allergy: Allergy is the immune system's over-reaction to various stimuli(antigens), and can occur rarely with any vaccine. Allergic reaction can range in severity from mild(hives) to life-threatening(anaphylaxis). ...Read more

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Is there a Lyme disease vaccine?

No: They took the vaccine off the market because of the side effects. ...Read more

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How long does Lyme disease vaccine last?

How long does  Lyme disease vaccine last?

LYME disease Vaccine: Lyme disease vaccine was withdrawn from the market several years ago due to serious side effects. ...Read more

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I need to know if there is a Lyme disease vaccine for humans?

No: The only vaccine that was available was withdrawn from the market years ago. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Lyme disease vaccine?

No available vaccine: Lymerix- the lyme vaccine was pulled from the market in 2002. There is no currently available lyme disease vaccination unless you are a dog! ...Read more

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Is there a working vaccine for Lyme disease yet?

Is there a working vaccine for Lyme disease yet?

No: There are no vaccines for humans currently on the market. ...Read more

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I need to know if there is a vaccine for Lyme disease?

I need to know if there is a vaccine for Lyme disease?

No: No. The only one was withdrawn from the market years ago. There is one for dogs. ...Read more

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What causes Lyme disease?

What causes Lyme disease?

Borrelia burgdorferi: This spirochete bacterium is transmitted by the bite of an ixodes tick. ...Read more

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Could I have Lyme disease?

Yes: But you haven't listed any symptoms, so it's hard to give opinion. Lyme disease symptoms are similar to many others, and can be tested for by your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have lyme?

Depends: Up to 30% of those with lyme never test positive. Sometimes lyme is a clinical diagnosis. There is a new test, called ispot lyme, which can pick up more cases than the western blot. ...Read more

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How was lyme disease discovered?

How was lyme disease discovered?

Mothers of children: Mother of Chidren in Lyme, CT noticed there was an epidemic of Juvenile arthritis is their town. The first recognized outbreak of this disease occurred in Connecticut, United States, in 1975. Further investigation by many including Alan Steere of Yale came up with the diagnosis ...Read more

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What are the signs of Lyme disease?

Rash: Area of insect bite gets a red circular area, painless , that can grows to 10 cm diameter. This is the best time to take antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more