Episode 109: Bitten – an interview with Kris Newby


Tick Boot Camp’s guest today is Kris Newby. Ms. Newby is a 60-year-old author, engineer, and tech and science writer from Palo Alto, California. After vacationing with her family at Martha’s Vineyard, Ms. Newby and her husband both began to feel the symptoms of a tick disease. Ms. Newby communicated to her and her husband’s doctors that they had previously been in a tick endemic community, but they were refused Lyme tests. One year and ten doctors later, Ms. Newby tested positive for Lyme after taking two ELISA tests. She found an ILADS Lyme specialist, who treated her Lyme with IV antibiotics. Ms. Newby has dedicated the past 15 years of her life to finding creative ways to end the tick-borne disease epidemic, including researching and writing Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons. If you would like to learn more about all of Ms. Newby’s contributions to the Lyme community, then tune in now!