Lyme disease needs better tests, better answers
In an op-ed piece in a Connecticut newspaper, two scientists from the Global Lyme Alliance call for more NIH funding for Lyme disease research.
Hartford Courant, March 6, 2016
It’s now 35 years since a corkscrew-shaped bacterium was identified as the cause of Lyme disease. But we still have no safe and effective vaccine, no reliable diagnostic test and no adequate therapy.
What we do have is tens of thousands of lives annually devastated by significant health, personal and financial costs.
The National Institutes of Health, the leading funding body for biomedical research in this country, should scale up research funding for Lyme disease. In its absence, nonprofit organizations like ours have taken up the challenge, while hundreds of thousands suffer in misery from a spring fever that for some may not end. READ MORE.