Lyme Disease Task Force Bill Passes Iowa Senate

A bill that would establish a “Lyme disease task force” has passed the Iowa Senate last week with 49 yeas and no nays, according to Gov Track.US.

Getting bit by a tick may not be the only risk factor for Lyme disease Image/CDC

The legislation, Senate File 2090, now heads to the Iowa House of Representatives for a vote.

The bill would require the Iowa Department Public Health to establish and facilitate a task force concerning Lyme disease.

The task force shall discuss the prevalence, treatment, patient methodologies, legislative proposals, and board of medicine actions concerning Lyme disease and chronic Lyme disease.

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