Monday, August 07, 2017

Author Pam Weintraub to speak Saturday, Aug. 12, at Berkshire Athenaeum about Lyme disease "epidemic"

PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- T
he Lyme Alliance
​ of the Berkshires is hosting 
"Inside the Lyme Epidemic: Past, Present and Future" with Pamela Weintraub, author of the book Cure Unknown.

Nearly a decade after her beloved book was originally published, author Pamela Weintraub will tell her story and discuss what has changed in the world of Lyme since 2008 and what still needs to be done to help end the Lyme epidemic.

​Weintraub​
 will speak and then will interact with attendees and answer questions. We will have a door prize raffle as part of this event and refreshments will be available.

The event will be taking place in the Berkshire Athenaeum auditorium on 1 Wendell Avenue in Pittsfield, MA on Saturday, Aug
​.12​
, 2017 from 1:30 to 4:30
​ p.m.​

Lyme disease is at epidemic levels in Berkshire County
​, according to Kenneth Mercure, organizer of the Lyme Alliance.

​"W​
hat should be an easily treated and manageable infection is being left to become a serious and even life-threatening public health crisi
​s," he says. "
Lyme disease is under-reported, often misdiagnosed as something else and frequently suggested to be 
​'​
all in your head
​'​
​"

Mercure says there's a great 
disparity between the reality and seriousness of tick-borne infections and what is being touted as the ultimate truth about Lyme and its related diseases.
​ His
 Pittsfield
​-​
based organization
​,​
 started in 2011, 
​helps Lyme-suffering individuals and conducts public-education work.
​SOURCE: 
Kenneth Mercure
​ / 
berkshirelyme@yahoo.com
​ / 413-629-8484 ​

Website: http://www.berkshirelyme.blogspot.com