The Growing Threat of Lyme Disease

May 8, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Caldwell Lake George Library
336 Canada St. Lake George NY 12845
Caldwell Lake George Library

Wednesday evening, May 8th at 5:30 PM the Caldwell-Lake George Library welcomes back investigative journalist and author of Lyme: The First Epidemic of  Climate Change Mary Beth Pfeiffer and Holly Ahern, Associate Professor of Microbiology at SUNY ADK, to discuss the growing threat of ticks and tick borne diseases.

In her acclaimed book, Pfeiffer documents the spread of Lyme disease around the globe as ticks move to places they could not survive before.  The disease infects half a million people in the US and Europe each year and thousands in many other countries.  Pfeiffer will discuss how modern medicine has underestimated the epidemic’s danger by mistakenly framing Lyme disease as easy to diagnose and straightforward to treat.  Pfeiffer’s reporting, which is based on scores of interviews and a review of more than 300 scientific papers, won her the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi award, among seven honors for her articles on Lyme disease.

This program is FREE & open to the public.  For more information or to RSVP, contact the library @ (518)-668-2528