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Alpha-gal Activists! We need your help!

On July 27, 2023, the CDC released an updated report about the potentially life-threatening “red meat” allergy, Alpha-gal Syndrome, caused by a tick bite. Originally estimated at 5,000 cases in 2013, the CDC now estimates up to 450,000 people in the US have this allergy.  

In 2022, New Jersey’s Department of Health began tracking cases through a voluntary reporting system; however, at this time case reporting is not legislated.

Please join us and ask your state legislators to add Alpha-gal Syndrome to the state’s list of reported conditions. We must start tracking cases across the US to track trends and get a better understanding of this growing public health crisis.

TBC United offers this free download to share with your state legislators.

Click HERE for details and to contact your state legislators.

Thank you for your support!

Yours truly ticked off, 

Jennifer Platt, DrPH
Beth Carrison
CoFounders, Tick-Borne Conditions United

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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