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Connections: The latest in Lyme disease research and treatment


Why is Lyme disease so often misunderstood or misdiagnosed? Some doctors say detecting the disease has become even more difficult during the pandemic because some symptoms are similar to those of COVID-19. The pandemic has also renewed interest in a Lyme disease vaccine; a new vaccine is in clinical trials and could be available to the public by 2024.

This hour, we discuss what Lyme disease is, misconceptions of it, and the latest in research and treatment. Our guests:

  • Ted Louie, M.D., associate professor of clinical medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Holly Ahern, associate professor of microbiology at SUNY Adirondack, and co-founder and vice president of the Lyme Action Network

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
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