About this Event
The Quiet Epidemic (dir. Lindsay Keys and Winslow Crane-Murdoch, 2022, 102 min)
After years of living with mysterious symptoms, a young girl from Brooklyn and a Duke University scientist are diagnosed with a disease said not to exist: Chronic Lyme disease. The Quiet Epidemic follows their search for answers, which land 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 screening will be followed by a roundtable discussion with faculty.
Cosponsored by The Upstate Institute and Core Sciences