Expand Research To Fight Lyme Disease

Last updated: Jun 12, 2017

Details about this bill
Category: General Business
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Representative Kenneth Fredette, House 100
Session: 128
Bill #: LD 1054

Position:

Monitoring.

Summary:

This resolve, for the purpose of reducing the effects of Lyme disease, does the following:

1. It requires the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and the University of Maine to undertake a joint study into the effects of ticks and disease-infected ticks on the deer population and the effects of winter ticks on the moose population; and

2. It provides funding to the Department of Health and Human Services, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention for the Lyme and Vector-Borne Disease Laboratory in the Maine Medical Center Research Institute and the University of Maine for research and development to combat Lyme disease.