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The Resource Bitten : the secret history of Lyme disease and biological weapons, Kris Newby

Bitten : the secret history of Lyme disease and biological weapons, Kris Newby

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Bitten : the secret history of Lyme disease and biological weapons
Title
Bitten
Title remainder
the secret history of Lyme disease and biological weapons
Statement of responsibility
Kris Newby
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This true story dives into the mystery surrounding one of the most controversial and misdiagnosed conditions of our time--Lyme disease--and of Willy Burgdorfer, the man who discovered the microbe behind it, revealing his secret role in developing bug-borne biological weapons, and raising terrifying questions about the genesis of the epidemic of tick-borne diseases affecting millions of Americans today. While on vacation on Martha's Vineyard, Kris Newby was bitten by an unseen tick. That one bite changed her life forever, pulling her into the abyss of a devastating illness that took ten doctors to diagnose and years to recover: Newby had become one of the 300,000 Americans who are afflicted with Lyme disease each year. As a science writer, she was driven to understand why this disease is so misunderstood, and its patients so mistreated. This quest led her to Willy Burgdorfer, the Lyme microbe's discoverer, who revealed that he had developed bug-borne bioweapons during the Cold War, and believed that the Lyme epidemic was started by a military experiment gone wrong. In a superb, meticulous work of narrative journalism, Bitten takes readers on a journey to investigate these claims, from biological weapons facilities to interviews with biosecurity experts and microbiologists doing cutting-edge research, all the while uncovering darker truths about Willy. It also leads her to uncomfortable questions about why Lyme can be so difficult to both diagnose and treat, and why the government is so reluctant to classify chronic Lyme as a disease. A gripping, infectious page-turner, Bitten will shed a terrifying new light on an epidemic that is exacting an incalculable toll on us, upending much of what we believe we know about it"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Newby, Kris
Dewey number
616.9/246
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Lyme disease
  • Lyme disease
  • Lyme disease
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Nervous System (incl. Brain)
  • MEDICAL / Diseases
  • MEDICAL / Infectious Diseases
  • Lyme disease
  • Lyme disease
  • Lyme disease
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Bitten : the secret history of Lyme disease and biological weapons, Kris Newby
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [293]-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1089841390
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 318 pages
Isbn
9780062896278
Lccn
2019006357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1089841390
Label
Bitten : the secret history of Lyme disease and biological weapons, Kris Newby
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [293]-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1089841390
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 318 pages
Isbn
9780062896278
Lccn
2019006357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1089841390

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