Lyme

Lyme

The First Epidemic of Climate Change

Book - 2018
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"Superbly written and researched." -- Booklist

"Builds a strong case." -- Kirkus

Lyme disease is spreading rapidly around the globe as ticks move into places they could not survive before. The first epidemic to emerge in the era of climate change, the disease infects half a million people in the US and Europe each year, and untold multitudes in Canada, China, Russia, and Australia.

Mary Beth Pfeiffer shows how we have contributed to this growing menace, and how modern medicine has underestimated its danger. She tells the heart-rending stories of families destroyed by a single tick bite, of children disabled, and of one woman's tragic choice after an exhaustive search for a cure.

Pfeiffer also warns of the emergence of other tick-borne illnesses that make Lyme more difficult to treat and pose their own grave risks. Lyme is an impeccably researched account of an enigmatic disease, making a powerful case for action to fight ticks, heal patients, and recognize humanity's role in a modern scourge.
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781610918442
Branch Call Number: 616.9246 Pfe
Characteristics: xiii, 288 pages ; 24 cm

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Semiconscious
May 24, 2019

A fascinating treatise on Lyme. However, this book focuses more on the history, mechanisms and politics of Lyme rather than the disease itself.

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