There is not much that will spark panic in a Mom more than spotting a tick. Do they not send shivers up your spine? They are gross, unsuspecting and can make us really sick. It's the first day of tick season by the way...April to mid-to-late October is when they are in full swing. Experts are predicting that the tic population in New Jersey to be off the charts this year. Well super.
Jersey Shore Congressman Chris Smith had two major health bills related to Lyme Disease that he authored and attached to an end-of-year, must-pass spending package passed by the House 297-120 and they are expected to become law by the end of the week.
Jersey Shore Congressman Chris Smith and Minnesota Representative Collin Peterson have introduced legislation to aggressively fight Lyme disease and target an additional $180-million dollars to boost funding for research, prevention and treatment programs.