Lyme disease: Abandoned antibiotic, Hygromycin A, selectively kills B. burgdorferi in mice

NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Lyme disease cases are becoming more frequent and widespread. Currently, it affects almost half a million people nationwide each year. Lyme disease is caused by a bacterium, Borelliella burgdorferi, that is transmitted by tick bites. Treatment entails the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics, which have considerable drawbacks. These drugs kill not only B. burgdorferi, but a wide … Continue reading Lyme disease: Abandoned antibiotic, Hygromycin A, selectively kills B. burgdorferi in mice