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Lyme Wars: Investigating a Public Health Crisis

Lyme Wars: Investigating a Public Health Crisis

Why the response to this public health crisis is still in disarray -- as patients pay the price

Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 at 12:00 AM EDT

Part III -- How Scientists Work to Understand Lyme Disease

Part III -- How Scientists Work to Understand Lyme Disease

Scientists are hard at work at creating cures for Lyme Disease. Erica Byfield reports on a Johns Hopkins University research center dedicated to curing the tick-borne illness. This is the third in our five-part...

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017 at 12:29 PM EDT

Part II -- Kyra's Lyme Story: Anxiety Came Out of Nowhere

Part II -- Kyra's Lyme Story: Anxiety Came Out of Nowhere

Kyra Lerner tells her story of struggle and recovery after contracting chronic Lyme, a controversial diagnosis linked to Lyme disease-carrying ticks. Kyra's story is the second in our five-part investigative...

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017 at 11:56 AM EDT

Part I -- Julia's Lyme Story: 'People Called Me Crazy'

Part I -- Julia's Lyme Story: 'People Called Me Crazy'

The life of a Brooklyn teenager who once danced and played sports changed in nearly an instant. Now she takes more than 70 pills a day and is unable to walk as her doctor tries to treat what he calls chronic...

Friday, Oct 27, 2017 at 07:39 AM EDT

Why One Plant May Be Fueling the Spread of Lyme Disease

Why One Plant May Be Fueling the Spread of Lyme Disease

Ever heard of a Japanese barberry plant? It's a small shrub, common in home and commercial landscaping. Acres of it grow wild in tri-state woods. Deer avoid it.

Friday, Oct 20, 2017 at 08:11 AM EDT

Lyme Disease by the Numbers: A Disturbing Trend

Lyme Disease by the Numbers: A Disturbing Trend

Lyme disease is the fastest growing vector-borne, infectious disease in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here are some other facts and figures about Lyme disease, provided...

About 'The Lyme Wars'

Warring medical opinions. Funding controversy. Tens of thousands diagnosed with Lyme disease just this summer. The I-Team investigates why the medical and government response to this public health crisis is still in disarray -- as patients pay the price. Tune in for "The Lyme Wars," a special five-part series beginning on Monday, Oct. 23 on News 4 New York.