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.
TICK Act Content
Podcast discussion on the complexities of Lyme Disease featuring Dr. Jennifer Platt, Cofounder of Tick-borne Conditions United and CEO, TickWarriors, speaking with Aaron & Sarah Sanchez of LymeVoice. Released: Nov 26, 2019. How to protect people, pets, and property from ticks. Dr. Jennifer Platt has decades of experience in public health and environmental program development. She has led the creation of nationally recognized, award-winning education programs and has spoken extensively to audiences of all sizes.
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.