DiscoverThis Podcast Will Kill YouEp 35 Lyme Disease: I'd like to check you for ticks
Ep 35 Lyme Disease: I'd like to check you for ticks

Ep 35 Lyme Disease: I'd like to check you for ticks

Update: 2019-09-0315
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For our last episode of this season, we’re going out with a bang, or should we say bite? This week we’re tackling the doozy of a disease called Lyme, the most prevalent tick-borne infection in the northern hemisphere. Tune in to hear us navigate the complicated biology of Borrelia burgdoferi, delve into the ancient history of the disease (ice mummy? yes, please!), and trace the tangled ecological web woven by the spirochete, its vector, and its hosts. And to round out this delicious blood-meal of an episode, we are joined by the one-and-only hunter of ticks, ecologist of disease, and PhD advisor of Erins, Dr. Brian Allan! Not only does Brian shine some light on the current innovative research on Lyme disease ecology, but he also details his own experience with the disease. This episode is as full as a tick with information about Lyme disease, making it one you’re not going to want to miss.


The clock is already ticking for our third season premiere on October 29, so mark those calendars, people! And in the meantime, wash your hands, ya filthy animals!

Comments (4)

A. Schaan

It was about a year ago that I was diagnosed with Lyme. I came home wanting to learn as much as I could about the disease and thought I would start with podcasts. Truth be told there weren't any really great podcasts at the time about it...but there is now!

Oct 1st
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Amanda de Boer

As a Canadian TPWKY fan, the giggling about the number of Lime Disease cases in Canada being 'funny' was kind of offputting. You DO realize, I hope, that despite our country's large geographical size, our POPULATION is significantly smaller than the USA. Canada: 37.06 million vs USA: 327.2 million. Just to give you some perspective the population of the State of California is 39.56 million - there are over two million more people living in that one state than in our entire country.

Sep 20th
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Kelly Piliere

my dog had rickettsia when we brought him home (didnt show symptoms until about 3 days after we brought him home) and it was so scary! they thought it was an autoimmune disorder at first and he got super anemic. thankfully since it was rickettsia antibiotics and steroids for a few weeks made him all better. when he was about a year old he got tested positive for Lyme (part of the annual blood work for most dogs on Cape Cod, MA) despite us having our yard sprayed for ticks and our dog wearing a flea and tick collar and taking an oral flea and tick medicine. thankfully he's never had any Lyme symptoms but he gets his urine checked now every 6 months to test his kidney function. these tick born diseases are crazy!

Sep 3rd
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Ep 35 Lyme Disease: I'd like to check you for ticks

Ep 35 Lyme Disease: I'd like to check you for ticks