Lyme fighters on Cape gain political advantage

Excerpted from the Cape Cod Times  ( Posted: 02/14/2011 ) 

For years, proposed state legislation to combat Lyme disease by establishing a special commission and a medical research center on the tick-borne illness has gone nowhere on Beacon Hill.

But several Cape legislators and advocates for people with Lyme hope that will change now that a powerful off-Cape politician whose own son has the disease is sponsoring “An Act Relative to the Research and Treatment of Lyme.”

“I’m convinced Lyme disease is a public health crisis,” said state Rep. David Linsky, D-Natick, chairman of the House Committee on Post Audit and Oversight.

Linsky, who didn’t want to go into his son’s medical history, said nearly everyone seems to have a friend or relative afflicted by the illness.

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~ by Rob on February 15, 2011.

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