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Cover slide of Tick-Borne Disease Working Group Meeting presentation

Next week the federal Tick-Borne Disease Working Group (TBDWG) will meet online Monday 2/28 and Tuesday 3/1.

The Working Group will hear Public Comments at 10:10 and afterward will begin to hear presentations by each of the six subcommittees listed below. The TBDWG is in the process of working on its third and final Report to Congress, which is due in December.

Subcommittee presentations will include:

  1. Public Comments
  2. Changing Dynamics of Tick Ecology, Personal Protection and Control
  3. Diagnostics
  4. Disease Prevention and Treatment
  5. Access to Care and Treatment
  6. Clinical Presentation and Pathogenesis

TBCU CoFounder Dr. Jennifer Platt is a member of this year’s Working Group – she is working vigilantly to ensure that all voices are heard.

View the Agenda
Watch the Live Webcast

As always, you can share your input with the Working Group by emailing

Yours truly,

Beth and Jennifer

Beth Carrison, INHC
CoFounder and Director of Advocacy

Jennifer Platt, DrPH
CoFounder and Director of Programs

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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