Jennifer Platt, DrPH, cofounder of Tick-Borne Conditions United, is interviewed by KUAF Radio on the recently passed Kay Hagan Tick Act. The law was 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 and educational outreach.
Powassan Virus Content
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.