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It’s official!

Patients with Alpha-gal Syndrome (AGS) have long suspected that their allergy was caused by a tick bite, but it has been difficult to scientifically validate – it’s not ethical to make people get tick bites and see if they develop AGS. Check out this Healio summary of a recent case-control study led by Dr. Scott Commins and others from UNC, with the “Perspective” written by our own Dr. Jennifer Platt.

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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