More Federal Funding for Lyme
With nearly 500,000 people in the United States getting Lyme disease each year, current federal funding for research and prevention programs is simply not enough. Help us fight for more funding for Lyme.
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Lyme Cases Increasing
476,000 estimated cases of Lyme disease reported in 2019 by the CDC. Reported total cases in 2019 are nearly 5 times the number reported in 1991.
476,000 cases in 2019
Low Per Patient Funding
Per patient federal funding for Lyme disease is incredibly low at $170 per patient. Less common diseases such as West Nile has 200 times and Malaria has 800 times the amount of per patient funding.
More Funding required
No Working Diagnostic or Therapy
Current diagnostics don’t work – at best 38% accurate. Current treatments are insufficient for chronic patients and work for approximately 85% of acute patients.
Need diagnostic and therapy
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What We Do
Center for Lyme Action sponsors educational sessions for the executive and legislative branches of the US federal government. We work to bring more attention to Lyme disease, the human suffering, and the need for better diagnostics and treatments. We then work to advocate for increases in federal funding for preventing and battling Lyme.
Center for Lyme Action is a member-supported 501(c)4 organization dedicated to increasing federal funding for Lyme disease.
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We are seeking help from the Lyme community — Lyme foundations, Lyme advocacy organizations, Lyme patients and their family and friends.
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Lyme patients need your help.