Source: Harpers Bazaar Datd: May 27, 2018 URL: https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/guide/a20925335/a-lyme-disease-vaccine-has-been-developed/ Ref: http://www.valneva.com/download.php...3_29_Valneva_World_Vaccine_Congress_PR_EN.pdf A Lyme disease vaccine has been developed ----------------------------------------- The first vaccination to prevent people from catching Lyme disease has been developed in the UK. Manufactured by pharmaceutical group Valneva, the vaccine has successfully passed human clinical trials, and will be available on the NHS for anyone over the age of 2. Spotlighted by model Bella Hadid, who is a sufferer, Lyme disease can be a debilitating illness, which if left untreated can lead to heart problems, arthritis and even paralysis. It develops after a bite from an infected tick, which leaves a red bulls-eye type mark. Symptoms include chronic fatigue and exhaustion, with Hadid revealing that she had to give up her dreams of being an Olympic showjumper after being diagnosed with the disease. Other famous people with Lyme disease include Hadid's mother Yolanda Foster and brother Anwar, as well as Ben Stiller, Shania Twain and Alec Baldwin. The disease has been on the rise in the UK, with recent data showing that twice as many ticks carry it than just 10 years ago. It is the most common tick-borne illness in the northern hemisphere, with 600,000 cases every year, 3000 of those in the UK. Each vaccination has to be specific to the ticks in that region, so the UK vaccine will not help prevent you catching it in the US. A previous vaccination was piloted in the USA in the early 2000s but was taken out of circulation after being incorrectly linked to arthritis.