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Doctors debate, patients suffer: The fight over chronic Lyme disease in Wisconsin

March 28th, 2022  •  24 mins 32 secs  •  Download (33.8 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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In this story, Wisconsin Watch reporter Zhen Wang profiles Maria Freitas, a woman who for years has suffered from joint pain, brain fog, fever and other maladies. Freitas attributes the symptoms to Lyme disease. But mainstream physicians insist she has rheumatoid arthritis — a diagnosis that she said does not explain many of her symptoms. It's part of Wisconsin Watch's series: "Living with Lyme."