New testing for Lyme disease in humans

A recent study examined the possibility of testing people for post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome by allowing disease-free ticks to feed on the subjects and then testing the ticks for the Lyme bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi. The method, known as xenodiagnosis, has been used in animals. Testing on 23 people determined that the process is safe, only causing itching in some patients at the site of the tick bite. FoxNews.com/LiveScience.com (2/18)

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