Quiet Epidemic

'The Quiet Epidemic' does what any good investigative doc should do – it informs, infuriates, breaks your heart, and fills you with hope.

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The Quiet Epidemic

After years of living with mysterious symptoms, a young girl from Brooklyn and a Duke University scientist are diagnosed with a disease said to not exist: Chronic Lyme disease.

The Quiet Epidemic follows their search for answers, which lands them in the middle of a vicious medical debate. What begins as a patient story evolves into an investigation into the history of Lyme disease, dating back to its discovery in 1975. A paper trail of suppressed scientific research, and buried documents reveals why ticks – and the diseases they carry – have been allowed to quietly spread around the globe.
Not Rated
Genre
Documentary, Health, Science
Runtime
102
Language
English
Director
Lindsay Keys
Winslow Crane-Murdoch
FEATURED REVIEW
Alan Ng, Film Threat

The general public knows the first Lyme Disease case appeared in 1975. The bacteria is transferred commonly by ticks, and that’s easily treatable with antibiotics. Or is it? The documentary follows two subjects. The first is teenager Julia Bruzzese, who’s been suffering from chronic Lyme disease ...

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