December 1, 2019
LDA #GivingTuesday, December 3, 2019

Our Campaign runs through Dec 31, 2019. The mission of LDA, a national non-profit, is to raise funds and awareness for Lyme & TBDs. LDA is asking #GivingTuesday donors to support LDA's LymeAid 4 Kids (LA4K) fund. Children, ages 0-19 are 29% of Lyme disease cases. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Total funds given to families for their children's medical care through LDA's LymeAid 4 Kids since 2004, totals $381,000, including $36,000 in grants awarded in 2019.

You may donate directly through our LDA #GivingTuesday webpage or through our Facebook page .

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has just released the 2018 final Lyme disease reported cases numbers. The total US reported cases was 33,666 ─ the CDC has reported that only 10% of cases are actually reported─ that translates into 336,660 actual new Lyme cases in the US in 2018.

The Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) has ranked the top 15 states based on those CDC reported Lyme case numbers.

Click Here to view the pie chart of 2018 Reported Lyme Cases – Top 15 States
Click Here to Visit LDA's Interactive Lyme Disease Case Maps
Click here for a chart of state legislative actions including MN
Almost a decade ago, Lyme advocates in Minnesota, pursuing Lyme doctor protection legislation, settled for a compromise from the State Medical Board which issued a Moratorium taking action against doctors who treat long term. The Moratorium was reviewed and extended in 2014, while awaiting more research on the topic.

According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune , the Board decided to ...

The Senate Tick Act (Collins, ME) was passed out of the Senate HELP Committee; however, it was a different bill than the one that was originally submitted to the Senate Committee that many Lyme groups supported.

The HELP committee replaced it in its entirety with a Manager’s Amendment, submitted “in the nature of a substitute,” which still keeps the same bill number, S-1657, and it was renamed the Kay Hagan Tick Act. For more information and action to take…

See if Your Congressperson has co-sponsored the bill.

Important Information You Need to Know About the Tick Act
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