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Bill to combat Lyme disease heads to Pres. Obama for signature

Campers stand at the edge of the water at sunset watching the stars come out, with the CanLyme logo floating in the foreground.

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.”

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