BBC Radio Features UCF Lyme Disease Research

Released on 08.04.2019

BBC Radio reporter Deborah Cohen (right) interviews Dr. Mollie Jewett while checking out the lab’s tick collection.

Dr. Mollie Jewett, head of Immunity and Pathogenesis Research at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, was recently featured on BBC Radio’s Health Check program for her research in helping to detect Lyme disease earlier.

Lyme disease is the leading tick-borne bacterial disease in the world resulting in more than 30,000 cases per year in the US alone, and if not detected early, the infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system, potentially causing long lasting damage.  BBC Radio reporter Deborah Cohen recently visited the medical school to learn more about a molecular test that Dr. Jewett is developing to help detect the disease faster and more accurately.

Listen the feature here:

Dr. Jewett’s segment begins at the 19:05 mark.

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