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Documentary on Lyme disease to be shown in Monroeville

Dillon Carr
| Thursday, March 8, 2018, 3:57 p.m.
An illustration shows the lifespan of a black-legged tick, or deer tick, which is the most likely to infect a person with Lyme disease.
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An illustration shows the lifespan of a black-legged tick, or deer tick, which is the most likely to infect a person with Lyme disease.

A nonprofit educational organization will show a documentary film in Monroeville to raise awareness about Lyme disease.

Pennsylvania Lyme Resource Network will show the film, "Under Our Skin," at 6 p.m. March 23 at the Monroeville Senior Center, 6000 Gateway Blvd.

The documentary, directed by Andy Abrahams Wilson and released in 2008, "exposes a hidden story of medical and scientific malfeasance and neglect" related to the spread of the disease spread by ticks.

Information packets about the disease will be available at the screening. Two doctors will answer questions after the movie. The event is free and open to the public.

In 2016, Pennsylvania led the nation with more than 12,000 confirmed cases of Lyme disease. In August, Allegheny, Butler and Westmoreland counties were among the state's top 10 for Lyme cases.

Dillon Carr is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 412-871-2325, or via Twitter @dillonswriting.

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