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Thank you to the Washingtonian for helping to raise awareness.

This article highlights many voices concerned about ticks and alpha gal syndrome, from patients (including Beth Carrison) to professors to public health experts (including Dr. Jennifer Platt) to physicians.

In regions where the lone star tick lives, experts estimate that Alpha-gal Syndrome can affect between 8 and 46% of the population. It could be higher because people attribute minor symptoms such as digestive issues to other causes and do not seek medical attention.

Tick-borne Conditions United continues to be engaged in raising awareness about the Kay Hagan Tick Act and the need for funding. The congressionally-directed Tick-Borne Disease Working Group will soon begin work on the 2022 Report to Congress.


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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