Vaccinating mice to control lyme disease

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Vaccinating mice to control lyme disease


The above article is about research into vaccinating white-footed mice (via food--not needles) in order to lower the incidence of lyme disease. Not only does it protect the mice, but when infected ticks bite the vaccinated mice, the bacteria in the ticks is destroyed.

Apparently, the local governments aren't heading efforts against lyme disease; so, they're worried that even if this turns out to be super effective and doable, that we, as citizens, will have to head the efforts.

Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
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