A Pill to Prevent Lyme?
The DailyMail.com (Luke Andrews) 09.26.2023, has reported in an exclusive news article “Experimental Lyme disease pill laces your skin with poison – killing parasites before they infect.” Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, a California-based company has developed an experimental drug that will kill ticks that bite human skin.
The pill works similarly to drugs that are currently available to protect cats and dogs from ticks. Taken every 9 months, this drug has shown in previous trials to be “harmless” to humans and deadly to the ticks that bite human skin, which interrupts the tick’s ability to transmit Lyme disease pathogens. If protective effectiveness is demonstrated in current trials, this pill could be approved for public use to prevent Lyme disease in humans by 2026.
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