The departments and agencies of the federal government often play a role in Lyme disease. They may issue policies, guidelines, advisories, or other information which may be useful to Lyme patients, doctors, or the general public. LDA may link to or list some of those government publications which it feels may be important. Complete agency or department information on Lyme disease may be found on each individual agency/department website.

Candy Brassard, Senior Biologist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Pesticide Programs; C. Ben Beard, PhD, Director, Bacterial Diseases Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention at a Meeting at EPA on Lyme in Virginia in 2006.

 
30 November 2018

cdclogoThe CDC released a series of articles and papers on the new tick Haemaphysalis longicornis (Hl), also known as the Asian longhorned tick, which has already spread to 8 other states after being discovered in NJ in 2017. Read about a call to action for vector-borne disease prevention and control to include a national strategy.

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14 November 2018

In a press release by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) on the state of tick-borne diseases in the US, CDC introduced its new platform for reporting Lyme disease statistics. The release indicates that there has been an increase in all tick-borne diseases, not just Lyme disease, and that it is the highest total annual number of Lyme cases ever reported at 42,743 cases, and a total of all reported tick-borne diseases of 59,349, which includes Lyme, anaplasmosis/ehrlichiosis, spotted fever rickettsiosis, babesiosis, tularemia, and Powassan virus.                   

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06 August 2018

Update: Click here for Draft of TBD Working Group’s report to Congress

The seventh meeting of the Tick-borne Disease Working Group will be held on July 24, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT. The Working Group will review and vote on the content of the five chapters that will be submitted into the Working Group Congressional Report. Please Note: If you would like to receive a copy of the draft chapters, please submit a request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The meeting materials will be emailed to you prior to the meeting. We encourage you to register exit disclaimer icon for the meeting.

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17 June 2018

From HHS.gov - The sixth meeting of the Tick-borne Disease Working Group will be from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Eastern) on June 21. The Working Group will focus on consensus of the six subcommittee findings and determine the major content of the five chapters that will be submitted into the Working Group Congressional Report. Note: If you would like to receive a copy of the draft chapters, please submit a request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The document will be emailed to you prior to the meeting. We encourage you to register for the on-line meeting, where you can indicate if you would like to provide verbal and/or written public comment and receive updates about the Working Group. Members of the public can attend the meeting via webcast.  You must sign-up  to watch the live webcast.

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