From the article:
“Field Trials Show New Technology Able To Prevent Lyme Disease Transmission”
Candidate Oral Bait Vaccine Targets the Vector, Not Humans, to Interrupt Cycle of Transmission
By US BIOLOGIC
“A new technology has been shown to reduce the level of tick infection of Borrelia burgdorferi, the cause of Lyme disease. Study details were published online today in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, in advance of print publication.
The oral bait vaccine was distributed to white-footed mice, which account for the majority of the transmission of Borrelia. The mice created antibodies in response to the vaccine. When ticks later fed on the mice, the ingested antibodies killed the Borrelia and prevented the transmission of Lyme disease.”