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