The elderly are more likely to get Lyme disease
Older people are more susceptible to Lyme disease. The defense against the bacteria that causes the disease, it takes the years off.
This is apparent from examination of the Radboudumc, the University Medical Center Groningen and the university of Harvard.
Annually, a million Dutch people with a tick bite. Approximately one in five character bears the cause of Lyme disease.
In addition to age, the reduction of the immune system against the bacterium also genetically determined. Also previous infections may play a role in the decline of the immune system.
According to the researchers offer the results of the investigation of options for better detection and control of infection with the bacterium.