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Brooklyn Dog Walker Reviews Lyme Disease (human version)

You think you have the flu but you’ve had the flu before and it has never been like this.

A visit to your physician confirms.  You have Lyme disease.  Unlike in canines, in humans Lyme is a steamroller coming straight over you.

Heavy duty antibiotics work, and the sooner the better to prevent permanent side effects.  The course of the disease, even when treated early, can last up to a month.

But why do dogs have a preventative vaccine and not people?  

Why is the rate of Lyme disease in humans rising? (10,000 cases in 1995 to 35,000 in 2010)

Why was there an effective vaccine that was pulled from the market in 2002?

The story of the vaccine that SmithKline Beecham (now GlaxoSmithKline) released in 1998 is a frustrating one.

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Brooklyn Dog Walker Reviews Lyme Disease (canine version)

'Tis the season of fun and frolic, backyard barbecues, walks through the woods and time lingering in the park.

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