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Patient Zero
How are medical mysteries solved? And what happens when questions remain? Patient Zero is an investigation of the spaces where people and pathogens collide. 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
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Ratings & Reviews
4.1 stars from 1,673 ratings
I wrote my masters thesis on Lyme disease and actually did research with one of the interviewees in the final episode and even I learned a lot from this show! Seriously a must-listen for anyone living in the Northeast.
katyperrytherealone via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/01/23
Bingeworthy and educational
Loved this deep dive into Lyme disease and it’s many contributors- biological, ecological and even social. So interesting!
Laura in Ottawa Canada via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/10/23
Fascinating and intelligent
Thoughtful, nuanced, compassionate and funny. Plus, there’s an amazing extra flavour added by listening to a program on the social dimensions of a new disease with long term consequences, released in late 2019. The last sentences of the final episode go hard.
nor1789 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/17/23
Recent Episodes
Published 05/21/20
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...
Published 05/21/20
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
Published 05/14/20
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