These are trying times. Aside from disparities in social acceptance and criminal justice for people of color, there are differences in healthcare. TBC United is committed to eliminating the disparities in tick-borne conditions research, education, diagnosis, treatment, and advocacy for people of color. We need your help to improve our research.
Jennifer Platt, DrPH Content
TBC United was busy in January and February preparing for, presenting to, and partnering with other advocates to help members of Congress (through the Tick-borne Disease Working Group) better under the challenges and funding needs of people suffering with tick-borne illnesses. This article highlights that activity and links to valuable information for diseases sufferers.
The S1657 Kay Hagan TICK Act is currently making its way through the halls of Congress. It will provide millions of dollars for desperately needed research, surveillance, and education. To help honor Senator Kay Hagan and others with tick-borne illnesses, please call your Senators to ask for their support of the S1657 Kay Hagan TICK Act.
Senator Kay Hagan contracted Powassan virus from a tick bite. The former North Carolina Senator also dealt with encephalitis, and suffered from debilitating neurological symptoms which led to her death this week. To help honor her struggle, an effort is being pursued to secure additional research and funding through the TICK Act. Here’s how to get involved.
Tick-Borne Conditions United (TBC United) co-founder, Beth Carrison, INHC has been appointed to the Alpha-gal Syndrome (AGS) Subcommittee of the 2020 Tick-borne Disease Working Group (TBDWG). This means that individuals affected with Alpha-gal Syndrome can have their concerns and needs potentially raised before Congress.
ALPHA-GAL IN BLACK-LEGGED TICK SALIVA: STUDY REVEALS POTENTIAL IMPLICATIONS FOR LYME PATIENTS In the United States several studies associate the Lone Star tick (Amblyomma americanum) with an allergic reaction to “red” meat due to the presence of the carbohydrate...