Cases of Lyme disease, the tick-borne bacterial illness, are spiking; meanwhile, much about the disease is still mysterious to scientists and doctors. That’s why it’s great to hear that Johns Hopkins is launching the country’s first research center dedicated specifically to Lyme disease.
The Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Clinical Research Center is located at the Bayview Medical Center, and is funded in part by the Lyme Disease Research Foundation.
The center’s first project will be a study that looks at the long-term health and immune system response of people infected by Lyme, trying to determine why some patients recover after antibiotic treatment, while others continue to suffer symptoms for months or even years afterward.
Check yourself for ticks, reader!