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Posted by Ann-Ohio (Member # 44364) on :
Pat Smith of LDA is on the working group and a great advocate for all of us. Here are some results. I split it up for easier reading here.

CDC Nat’l Framework: Strategy for Vector-Borne Diseases Prevention & Control
September 24, 2020
First announced at the HHS Tick-Borne Disease Working Group’s (TBDWG) September 22 meeting, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC),

in a Capitol Hill Announcement, presented plans to join with five federal departments and the Environmental Protection Agency

in developing the National Public Health Framework for the Prevention and Control of Vector-Borne Diseases in Humans (Framework).

The CDC acknowledges that over the past 15 years, the number of vector-borne disease cases has dramatically increased

due to expanding vector ranges and the proliferation of emerging pathogens.

The Framework will address Americans’ continually increasing risk for contracting vector-borne diseases,

which are a growing public health threat that the U.S. has not sufficiently responded to.

Vision & Mission
The vision of the Framework is to achieve

“a nation where vector-borne diseases are no longer a threat to human health and well-being”

with a mission
“to protect people from illness, suffering, and death due to vector-borne diseases” (

The CDC’s website outlines the following goals of the federal alliance:
Better understand when, where, and how people are exposed to and get sick or die from vector-borne diseases

Develop, evaluate, and improve tools and guidance for the diagnosis and detection of vector-borne diseases

Develop, evaluate, and improve tools and guidance for the prevention and control of vector-borne diseases

Develop and assess drugs and treatment strategies for vector-borne diseases

Disseminate and support the implementation of effective public health and vector control products, tools, and programs to prevent, detect, diagnose, and respond to vector-borne disease threats – (
Posted by Tincup (Member # 5829) on :
Thanks for sharing this Ann OH.
Posted by Ann-Ohio (Member # 44364) on :
Pat Smith did a good job in refuting and helping overrule Shapiro and friend!

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