The upcoming meeting of the HHS Working Group on Sept. 15 may be your last chance to influence language on persistent/chronic Lyme. At the last meeting, several members of the Working Group (WG) worked hard to have language related to patients with persistent Lyme symptoms removed from the WG report which will go to Congress at end of year.
Both Houses of Congress use “chronic Lyme disease” and “persistent infection” language to direct federal agencies in their respective roles on Lyme disease. Read both the Senate and House language below. Senate Appropriations Language Lyme Disease – The Committee encourages the CDC to expand its activities related to developing sensitive and more accurate diagnostic tools […]