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The Quiet Epidemic
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.
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 ...