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When a young girl's mysterious symptoms go undiagnosed, her desperate father takes measures into his own hands, only to discover he has landed in the middle of a contentious medical debate that dates to 1975. For almost 50 years, Lyme disease has stranded patients in limbo as they seek diagnosis and treatment. The Quiet Epidemic is a deep investigation behind the scenes that reveals how and why many doctors, health insurance companies and even the CDC are motivated to keep this disease in the dark. At the centre of this fight emerges famed oncologist and researcher Dr. Neil Spector, who helps the young girl in her own treatment and brings groundbreaking research to the forefront of the medical community. With an estimated 476,000 new cases of Lyme disease per year in the US, and as climate change fuels the spread of infected ticks, the urgency of this issue has reached critical levels. Heather Haynes

Credits

  • Director(s)

    • Lindsay Keys
    • Winslow Crane-Murdoch
  • Producer(s)

    • Daria Lombroso
    • Lindsay Keys
    • Chris Hegedus
  • Executive Producer(s)

    • Phyllis & Scott Bedford
    • Alex Cohen
    • Laure Woods
    • Linda Giampa
    • Ally Hilfiger
    • Isabel Rose
    • Sarena Snider
  • Archive Producer(s)

    • Shari Chertok
    • Nancy Kern (Associate)
  • Editor(s)

    • Mark Harrison
    • Winslow Crane-Murdoch
  • Cinematography

    • Winslow Crane-Murdoch
    • Lindsay Keys
  • Composer

    • Alex Ebert
  • Sound

    • Morgan Johnson
    • Noah Woodburn
  • Graphics

    • Krzys Pianko
    • David Driscoll
    • Cody Tilson
    • Zach Booth
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