Dr. Stephen Malawista

 

 

Age: 79

 

Summary: infectious-disease researcher who had orchestrated the detective work that in the mid-1970's led to the discovery of Lyme disease, which begins with the transmission of bacteria through the bite of a black-legged tick and can spread to muscles, joints, the heart, and even the brain.

 

 

Cause of Death: Metastatic melanoma

 

Born: April 4, 1934

 

Died: September 18, 2013

 

Location: Hamden, Connecticut