This bill MUST be passed to protect every American as chronic Lyme disease and other tick borne diseases is an epidemic that needs to come to light. Most ticks carry multiple parasites, testing is flawed, inaccurate, or not performed. We need more than prevention. We treatment for the estimated millions who are disabled, suffering, dying from these tick borne illnesses. We need accurate testing, especially for the blood supply and research to determine if this can be sexually transmitted. It is not just in certain areas such as the northeast. The range is expanding rapidly.