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The 2020 Report to Congress is here!

Since 2016, the federally-appointed Tick-Borne Disease Working Group has released a bi-annual Report to Congress. In this report, we are encouraged to see much needed attention on the lesser known tick-borne conditions such as Alpha-gal Syndrome, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Anaplasmosis, and Ehrlichiosis.

TBC United provided input to the Working Group by speaking during the public input sessions throughout 2019 and 2020. In addition, Beth Carrison served as the Patient Advocate Representative on the Alpha-gal Syndrome committee, which created the most comprehensive report to date.

We know from hundreds of personal stories that the lesser-known tick-borne conditions are causing devastation and disability across the United States.

TBC United will continue to be your voice in the ongoing education, research, and advocacy for the next Report to Congress, which will come out in 2022.

Thank you for your stories and for your support — we couldn’t do this without you!

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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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