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(WKOW) — Lyme Disease cripples hundreds of people in Wisconsin each year and now researchers are working on a shot to prevent the problem.

The Badger State is a hot spot for the tick-borne disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average number of cases has more than doubled over the last decade. In 2018, Wisconsin saw 1,121 cases.

Now researchers are looking for a way to prevent the spread of Lyme disease with medicine.

“You give the shot right at the beginning of the season,” said Dr. Mark Klempner, a researcher from the University of Massachusettes Medical School. “Take the shot sometime in March or April and then we are anticipating that it would work for eight months.”

The shot will enter the human testing phase this spring.

Monday on 27 News at 10, we explore what this shot could mean for you and your family ahead of tick season.

Rebecca Ribley

Wake Up Wisconsin Anchor



You never know what pieces and parts reporters are going to use when reporting a story.  For the record, I am opposed to any and all Lyme vaccines until they clear up the issues concerning the last one that maimed hundreds of people and dogs.

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For a great read on Lymerix, the first vaccine that caused horrific debilitating side-effects: