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Lyme Disease Research Now Has Home at Johns Hopkins

In a large step for research on Lyme, the tick-borne disease that costs the U.S. economy up to $1.3 billion per year in treatment costs alone, the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Clinical Research Center recently opened in Baltimore, as Johns Hopkins states here.

The center is the first home base for Lyme research at a major U.S. medical research center, although a center also exists at Columbia University, the Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center.

The disease was first discovered in Lyme, Connecticut, 40 years ago. It now affects more than 300,000 people per year, and is the sixth most common reportable infectious disease in the U.S.