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Tick-Borne Conditions United (TBC United) has some really exciting news!

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Our co-founder, Beth Carrison, INHC has been appointed to the Alpha-gal Syndrome (AGS) Subcommittee of the 2020 Tick-borne Disease Working Group (TBDWG). A copy of the announcement can be seen here.

Throughout 2018, Ms. Carrison testified as a patient diagnosed with both Lyme Disease and Alpha-gal Syndrome, and on behalf of the AGS community. Due to strong evidence presented throughout the year by TBC United and AGS patients, AGS was ultimately included in the TBDWG’s 2018 Report to Congress.

In the Working Group’s June 4th meeting, an Alpha-gal Syndrome subcommittee was formed in preparation for the 2020 Report to Congress. The subcommittee co-chairs include Dr. Scott Commins of UNC. The mission of the AGS subcommittee is to gather and present information to Congress about the many facets of this condition.

Beth Carrison’s appointment means that your needs, concerns, insights, and stories just gained a powerful advocate. Beth and TBC United can be your direct voice before the people who can help fund prevention methods and cures for tick-borne illnesses.

Thank you very much for all your input and support during the last two years. You’ve been a catalyst for change and for helping others, and we’re proud to represent you in this community.

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Jennifer Platt, DrPH

Cofounder, TBC United, CEO and Founder, TickWarriors

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.

While working on her doctorate in public health from the University of North Carolina in 2011, Dr. Platt contracted Ehrlichiosis. She was later confirmed to also have Lyme Disease and Babesia.

Dr. Platt’s personal experience with tick-borne illness led her to create TickWarriors in 2016, which provides eco-friendly tick protection for people, pets, and property. The pervasive need for education and awareness led Dr. Platt to co-found Tick-borne Conditions United in 2018 with Beth Carrison.

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