December 7th, 2016
WASHINGTON (NEWS10) – The U.S. Senate passed legislation to combat Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.
The bill now heads to President Obama’s desk for signature.
If signed into law, it would ensure coordination among federal agencies and researchers, health care providers, and patient organizations in addressing tick-borne illnesses.
“This is an important advancement to help combat the growing epidemic of Lyme disease,” said Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. “Our families should be able to enjoy nature without the fear of possibly contracting this disease.”