Light at the end of the tunnel?
Much has been achieved to date in the world of vector-borne infections regarding the impact and consequences both in human and animal areas of health. Long may this vitally important work continue and progress.
Tick-borne infections are gaining attention, interest, and importantly, worldwide recognition by various researchers. Significant, improved, and much needed advancement will continue if investment in support of this research can be expanded and sustained.
Progress of research into practice is often caused or hampered by disconnection between those who create the evidence base and those in a position to implement the findings. Advancement of research into clinical settings is often painfully slow and requires a paradigm shift, with data being swiftly translated into effective tools for practitioners, patients, and policy-makers.
The paramount purpose of medical research is progress:-