Govt. Wants Your Input on National Strategy for Vector-Borne Diseases

The Federal Register published the following RFI pertaining to a national strategy for vector-borne disease:

Request for Information (RFI): Developing the National Public Health Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Vector-Borne Diseases in Humans
The development of a national strategy on vector-borne diseases including tick-borne diseases was mandated by Congress. To inform development of the national strategy to address vector-borne diseases, HHS is issuing this Request for Information (RFI). Click here to view the RFI.

The RFI solicits specific input regarding strategic goals, benchmarks, gaps, duplicative federally funded programs, and opportunities to enhance coordination data collection, research, and the development of diagnostics, treatments, vaccines, and other related activities across HHS and other federal departments.

To be considered, public comments must be received electronically no later than midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST) on June 11, 2021. You may comment by clicking ‘submit a formal comment’ on the RFI page of the Federal Register (click here to submit your comment) or you may also comment via at, submitted electronically, including attachments, will be posted to the docket unchanged and available to view by the public. Evidence and information supporting your comment can be submitted as attachments. Please provide your contact information or organization name on the web-based form for possible follow-up from HHS. There is a 5,000 character limit on comments and maximum number (10) of attached files and maximum size (10 MB) of each attached file.