Working Group Sub-Committee Chairs Selected & New Member Appointed/
Cong. Smith Reports on Group
The Lyme Disease Association Inc. announces that the new HHS Tick-Borne Disease Working Group (TBDWG) has selected co-chairs from the TBDWG for its 6 newly formed sub-committees. LDA President Pat Smith will be co-chair the Disease Vectors, Surveillance and Prevention (includes epidemiology of tick-borne diseases) Subcommittee. The other co-chair is Dr. Ben Beard, Acting Deputy Director, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, CDC. The co-chairs will work together to select members for their committee.
HHS has appointed a new member, Robert Smith, MD, MPH, for the Working Group to fill the vacancy left by Dr. Gary Wormser’s withdrawal.
Photo: Pat Smith, LDA President being sworn in to HHS TBDWG