Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons

Category: Medicine
Author: Kris Newby
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by arippberger   2019-09-05
Borrelia burgdorferi (the pathogen that causes Lyme) was named after Willy Burgdorfer. Burgdorfer claimed that the disease was the result of a biological weapons program that went awry. This is an interesting read:
by AndyMcConachie   2019-09-05
If you're interested in the intersection between Lyme disease and investigations into it being a bioweapons program gone wrong there's a recent book on the subject.


I haven't read it, but I heard an interview with the author and the book sounds well researched. It doesn't reach a definitive conclusion that Lyme came from a bioweapons program gone wrong, but it does talk about other bioweapons programs similar to Lyme.

by coopernewby   2019-06-28
This new book, Bitten, describes some of the mystery surrounding the origins of the disease in the US in the 1960s.