NIH Working Group’s Report to Congress Addresses Gaps in Diagnosis and Treatment and Focuses on Other TBDs Each chapter of the 180-page Report contains comprehensive information and can be downloaded from the Working Group website.

By Lonnie Marcum

T he latest Tick-Borne Disease Working Group has submitted its 2020 Report to Congress. It represents thousands of hours of work over a two-year period.

It is divided into eleven chapters, plus a summary, conclusion, and appendices, totaling 177 pages and is available for download.

Chapters 3–8 highlight the combined work of the eight subcommittees appointed according to the priority areas identified by the Working Group.

Tick-Borne Disease Working Group 2020 Report

These chapters are as follows:

Chapter 3: Tick Biology, Ecology, and Control

Chapter 4: Clinical Manifestations, Diagnosis, and Diagnostics

Chapter 5: Causes, Pathogenesis, and Pathophysiology

Chapter 6: Treatment

Chapter 7: Clinician and Public Education, Patient Access to Care

Chapter 8: Epidemiology and Surveillance

I’d like to draw attention to a few things from the subcommittee I served on—Tick Biology, Ecology, and Control. Our final report to the Working Group was over 100 pages and needed to be condensed…..Join or login below to continue reading.

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