Science Writer and Stanford University Communications Manager Kris Newby, also senior producer for the award-winning documentary Under Our Skin, was bitten by a tick and contracted Lyme disease while on vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. Perplexed by the controversy and lack of understanding around this disease, she put her first-hand experience and investigative talents to work, culminating in the soon-to-be-released book Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons.

Explains the publisher, HarperWave:

“In a superb, meticulous work of narrative journalism, Bitten takes readers on a journey to investigate these claims [that the Lyme epidemic was started by a military experiment gone wrong], from biological weapons facilities to interviews with biosecurity experts and microbiologists doing cutting-edge research, all the while uncovering darker truths about Willy [Burgdorfer, the man credited with discovering the Lyme-causing bacteria named after him —Borrelia burdorferi]. It also leads her to uncomfortable questions about why Lyme can be so difficult to both diagnose and treat, and why the government is so reluctant to classify chronic Lyme as a disease.”

One Comment on “Author Kris Newby

  1. I am a patient and advocate suffering with Lyme disease. Like a lot of people I speak with, I am very excited about your book! Is there any way I could buy Bitten any sooner than the release date?

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