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DID YOU KNOW?
In a bipartisan effort to improve research, prevention, diagnostics, and treatment for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (ME) and Tina Smith (MN), introduced the Ticks: Identify, Control, and Knockout (TICK) Act.
The bill was recently signed into law! Named The Kay Hagan TICK Act, the law is aimed at improving the government’s response to Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. The TICK Act is named after former Senator Kay Hagan, who died in October due to Powassan virus, a tick-borne infection.
It provides $150 million for various activities related to Lyme and other vector-borne diseases. Read the full article
SOME MORE GOOD NEWS...
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center developed a questionnaire for clinicians and researchers called the GSQ-30 that's able to assess the multi-symptom burden in Lyme disease patients and the effectiveness of treatment.
75,000 children are diagnosed with Lyme Disease
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