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New tool to treat lyme disease

Posted at 10:14 AM, Jun 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-23 11:14:18-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Researchers have found a critical component that causes one of the most painful symptoms of Lyme disease. A research team at Virginia Tech found a cellular component to the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. That component causes lyme arthritis, an extremely painful condition and the most common late-stage symptom of the disease.