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Sam Telford

Professor of Infectious Disease, Tufts University

Sam Telford is an epidemiologist focusing on arthropod-transmitted infections and am a Professor of Infectious Disease and Global Health teaching graduate level courses on biodefense and on the epidemiology of zoonoses. His laboratory focuses on the mode of perpetuation and public health burden of vector-borne infections such as tularemia, deer tick virus, babesiosis, and borreliosis.

No, Lyme Disease Is Not an Escaped Military Bioweapon

The Lyme bacterium was living in the wild decades before the disease was even identified. And there's plenty more to disprove the conspiracy theories.