The midsummer weekend will be the start of a new European study, which will find out more about the types of Lyme disease that occur in Europe and how the disease develops.

The study - which will last for a year - will in turn lead to a comprehensive vaccine study in 2022. Then it is intended that a completely new vaccine will be tested. 

"High incidence of Lyme disease"

Six European countries are participating in the study, and in Sweden the two Blekinge towns Jämjö and Rödeby will thus be test areas.

- These are areas with a very high incidence of Lyme disease, says Johan Sanmartin Berglund, professor of health sciences at BTH, who coordinates the Swedish work in the study.

In the clip above, Johan Sanmartin Berglund tells more about the study, and why there is no vaccine against Lyme disease yet.