Ashburn, VA (June 25, 2015) – Lyme disease is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans. If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system.
Tag Greason, Delegate – 32nd District of the Virginia House of Delegates, recently authored a letter that focused on new innovative strategies to combat Lyme disease.
Earlier this year, he carried Budget Item 85 1h which helped create Virginia’s new Lyme Disease Task Force in order to create a plan for the implementation of new “point of disease” prevention programs. This group of medical experts, advocates, and affected citizens held their first meeting earlier this month and their report to the General Assembly is expected later this year.
It would be difficult to find a family in Loudoun County that does not know someone who has been impacted by Lyme disease and he believes the General Assembly has anobligation to do all it can to assist those affected and reduce the number of new cases. In the months ahead, he plans to continue working to address this critical public health issue and he welcomes any thoughts or insight you wish to share. Delegate Greason can be reached by email at email@example.com.
You can view Delegate Greason’s letter by clicking here.