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Collins and Smith Propose Bill to Combat Lyme and Other Tick Diseases

The proposal would develop a national strategy about the diseases.

BANGOR, Maine–A U.S. Senate committee is advancing a proposal from Sen. Susan Collins to improve research about Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections. Collins, a Republican, introduced the proposal with Democratic Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith. It’s also designed to beef up prevention, diagnostics and treatment for tick-borne diseases, and it’s headed to the full Senate next. The proposal’s named the…