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        PRIOR PRINTER'S NO. 3768                      PRINTER'S NO. 3826

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA


HOUSE RESOLUTION

No. 661 Session of 2006


        INTRODUCED BY E. Z. TAYLOR, PHILLIPS, RUBLEY, FORCIER, ADOLPH,
           ARGALL, BAKER, BALDWIN, BARRAR, BASTIAN, BEBKO-JONES,
           BELFANTI, BEYER, BISHOP, BOYD, BUNT, CALTAGIRONE, CAPPELLI,
           CIVERA, CLYMER, COHEN, CORRIGAN, CRAHALLA, CREIGHTON, CRUZ,
           DENLINGER, DERMODY, DeWEESE, DiGIROLAMO, DONATUCCI, J. EVANS,
           FABRIZIO, FAIRCHILD, FICHTER, FLEAGLE, FLICK, GABIG, GEIST,
           GEORGE, GILLESPIE, GINGRICH, GOOD, GOODMAN, GRUCELA, HARHART,
           HARPER, HARRIS, HASAY, HENNESSEY, HERSHEY, HESS, HICKERNELL,
           JAMES, KENNEY, KILLION, KOTIK, LEDERER, LEH, MAITLAND, MAJOR,
           MANN, MARKOSEK, MARSICO, McGILL, McILHATTAN, McILHINNEY,
           MILLARD, R. MILLER, S. MILLER, MUSTIO, MYERS, NAILOR,
           PALLONE, PARKER, PAYNE, PICKETT, PISTELLA, PYLE, QUIGLEY,
           RAMALEY, RAPP, READSHAW, REED, REICHLEY, ROBERTS, ROEBUCK,
           ROHRER, ROSS, SAINATO, SANTONI, SATHER, SAYLOR, SCAVELLO,
           SCHRODER, SHANER, SIPTROTH, B. SMITH, SOLOBAY, SONNEY,
           STABACK, STERN, SURRA, TANGRETTI, THOMAS, TIGUE, TRUE, WALKO,
           WANSACZ, WATSON, WILT, WOJNAROSKI, YOUNGBLOOD AND FREEMAN,
           APRIL 3, 2006

        INTRODUCED AS NONCONTROVERSIAL RESOLUTION UNDER RULE 35,
           APRIL 3, 2006

                                  A RESOLUTION

     1  Declaring the month of May 2006 as "Lyme Disease Awareness
     2     Month" in Pennsylvania.

     3     WHEREAS, Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted
     4  primarily by ticks and is caused by the spirochete Borrelia
     5  burgdorferi; and
     6     WHEREAS, Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases and
     7  disorders, such as babesiosis, bartonella and ehrlichiosis, pose
     8  a serious threat to the quality of life of many Pennsylvanians,
     9  with the frequency of diagnosed and reported Lyme disease cases

     1  increasing dramatically over the past several years; and
     2     WHEREAS, The most common way to acquire Lyme disease is to be
     3  bitten by a tick that carries the spirochete; and
     4     WHEREAS, The prevention of Lyme disease and other tick-borne
     5  disorders is difficult; and
     6     WHEREAS, If proper caution is taken while engaged in outdoor
     7  activities from early spring through late fall, as well as
     8  during a warmer winter season, frequent tick checks are made and
     9  ticks are removed and disposed of promptly and properly, the
    10  people of this Commonwealth can greatly reduce their chances of
    11  tick pathogen transmission; and
    12     WHEREAS, The early clinical diagnosis and appropriate
    13  treatment of these tick-borne disorders and diseases can greatly
    14  reduce the risks of continued, diverse and chronic symptoms
    15  which can affect every system and organ of the human body and
    16  often every aspect of their lives; therefore be it
    17     RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives declare the month
    18  of May 2006 as "Lyme Disease Awareness Month" in Pennsylvania in
    19  a continued effort to benefit the overall health and quality of
    20  life of the citizens of this Commonwealth by increasing their
    21  awareness of the threat of infected tick bites and the potential
    22  seriousness of Lyme disease and other tick-borne disorders.






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