12 episodes

How are medical mysteries solved? And what happens when questions remain? Patient Zero is an investigation of the spaces where people and pathogens collide. This season, we take a deep dive in to the history – and mystery – of one of the fastest spreading epidemics of our time: Lyme disease.

Learn more at www.patientzeropodcast.com. A production of New Hampshire Public Radio.

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    • 4.1 • 1.3K Ratings

How are medical mysteries solved? And what happens when questions remain? Patient Zero is an investigation of the spaces where people and pathogens collide. This season, we take a deep dive in to the history – and mystery – of one of the fastest spreading epidemics of our time: Lyme disease.

Learn more at www.patientzeropodcast.com. A production of New Hampshire Public Radio.

    BONUS: Lyme AMA (Ask Me Anything)

    BONUS: Lyme AMA (Ask Me Anything)

    Is it Lyme disease, or Lyme's disease? Can humans take the canine Lyme vaccine? Does everybody infected with Lyme also get co-infections? These are some of the listener questions we attempt to answer in this Bonus episode. It's the Lyme AMA!

    Patient Zero is sponsored by Ben’s. Click here to learn more or go to https://bens30.com/patientzero

    • 43 min
    BONUS: Patient Otzi

    BONUS: Patient Otzi

    The earliest known case of Lyme disease? Or the problem with correcting the
    record?

    Patient Zero is sponsored by Ben’s. Click here to learn more or go to https://bens30.com/patientzero

    • 15 min
    BONUS: Horses & Zebras

    BONUS: Horses & Zebras

    The origin of ulcers. The rise and fall of a medical recommendation.
    Certainty and science.

    Patient Zero is sponsored by Ben’s. Click here to learn more or go to https://bens30.com/patientzero

    • 17 min
    EP 7: The Reservoir

    EP 7: The Reservoir

    Society inadvertently engineers an epidemic. Scientists debate whether or not to engineer a solution.
     
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    • 51 min
    Ep 6: The Non-A Non-B

    Ep 6: The Non-A Non-B

    An ambiguous case with no easy answers. Another growing epidemic, and an ethics question that might help explain Lymeworld.
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    • 47 min
    Bonus – LYMErix

    Bonus – LYMErix

    In the late 90s you could get vaccinated against Lyme. Now you can't. What gives?
     
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    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Bluerose_5 ,

Stellar podcast!

This podcast was amazing. I listened to all the episodes in about 2 sittings. I was extremely interested right from the beginning and my interest never wavered. The host presents information in a very easy-to-understand manner and it’s easy to follow. Not only does this podcast talk about a disease, but it also includes a bit of epidemiological information about the spread of the disease and its history. I am really hoping that this podcast comes out with a second season because I am now a dedicated fan!

lyme life & podcast enthusiast ,

Very good!

I was surprised how accurate and thorough this journalist was in his research and storytelling. There were a few things omitted but what he said was accurate. I thought it was excellent!

dr whitinator ,

Fantastic!

Good information wrapped up in an intriguing well explained story that applies to general public and healthcare workers. A must listen series! I wish there were more like these.

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