Mary Beth Pfeiffer Lyme The First Epidemic of Climate Change

The growing threat of Lyme Disease will be the subject of this informational event.
Monday, October 15, 2018

The featured speaker will be Mary Beth Pfeifer, an investigative journalist and author of a new book on the tick-borne illness.  In her book, Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change, Pfeiffer documents the spread of Lyme disease around the globe as ticks move to places they could not survive before.  The disease infects half a million people in the US and Europe each year and thousands in many other countries.  Pfeiffer will discuss how she believes modern medicine has underestimated its danger by framing Lyme disease mistakenly, as easy to diagnose and straightforward to treat.  Pfeiffer’s reporting, which is based on scores of interviews and a review of more than 300 scientific papers, won her the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi award, among several honors for her articles on Lyme disease.

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