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Lyme : the first epidemic of climate change

Author: Mary Beth Pfeiffer
Publisher: Washington, DC : Island Press, ©2018 [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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 age of climate change, Lyme infects half a million people in the US and Europe each year, and untold multitudes in Canada, China, Russia, and Australia. Mary Beth Pfeiffer traces how we have contributed to this growing menace, and how modern medicine has underestimated its  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Beth Pfeiffer
ISBN: 9781610918442 1610918444
OCLC Number: 1030965822
Description: xiii, 288 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Ticks, rising --
"Invisible assassin" --
An ancient bug revives --
A disease, minimized --
"Little armored tanks" --
Faulty tests --
An indestructible pathogen? --
Not just lyme --
Childhood lost --
Lyme takes flight --
A lyme-free world.
Responsibility: Mary Beth Pfeiffer.


Through stories about the struggles of Lyme victims, Pfeiffer shows that Lyme is the first in a new trend of epidemics linked to climate change.  Read more...


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