Tick-transmitted disease can be treated by antibiotic cream,
A simple antibiotic cream has proven highly effective in the fight against Lyme disease, a serious tick-transmitted illness, Austrian researchers said Tuesday.

Tested on 1,000 patients, the ointment was 100%?effective in preventing the disease if applied twice daily for three days within 72 hours after being bitten by a tick, University of Vienna scientists reported in The Lancet medical journal. “None have developed Lyme,” said research leader Bern Jilma. In the group receiving a placebo, seven patients contracted Lyme...