Desperately Needed Funds for Disease Surveillance, Research


[Courtesy of Radio KUAF]: In December, President Trump signed the bipartisan Kay Hagan Tick Act into law, named after U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina who died last autumn due to complications from a tick-borne illness. The measure will facilitate development of a national strategy to combat tick diseases and fund medical research as well as educational outreach. Jennifer Platt, DrPH, cofounder of Tick-Borne Conditions United, weighs in. 


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