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When Lyme Kills

The extremely rare complication you should know about

This story is part of “Tickpocalypse,” a multi-part special report.

JJoseph Elone just felt tired at first, like he wasn’t sleeping well. A 17-year-old high-school student from upstate Poughkeepsie, New York, Joseph was a quiet but popular science whiz and electric-guitar lover who had just finished a summer environmental…

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Robert Kolker

Robert Kolker

#1 New York Times best-selling author of “Hidden Valley Road” (an Oprah’s Book Club selection) and “Lost Girls”