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Schumer asks Feds to implement laws that could help combat Lyme disease

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Dr. Indu Gupta, Onondaga County Commissioner of Health (at the podium) and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D–N.Y.), left, on July 7 addressed a gathering at Onondaga Lake Park over concerns about Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases. Schumer wants the federal government to implement laws passed back in December that could help combat Lyme disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other tick-borne disease experts predict that this summer “could be one of the worst when it comes to the population of ticks,” Schumer’s office said.

SALINA, N.Y. — Congress in 2016 approved laws that will “significantly” increase research, vaccine development, and treatment strategies to help stamp out tick-borne diseases like Lyme disease.  U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D–N.Y.), during a Syracuse–area stop on July 7, urged the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to “fully implement” the […]

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