house resolution no.238

Reps. Schuette, Bierlein, Aiyash, Alexander, Bezotte, Breen, Tyrone Carter, Glanville, Haadsma, Harris, Hill, Paiz, Rheingans, Rogers and Young offered the following resolution:

A resolution to declare May 2024 as National Lyme Disease Awareness Month in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, Lyme disease is a difficult to diagnose and treat tick-borne disease with significant long-term health consequences; and

Whereas, There are an estimated 476,000 new cases of Lyme disease annually, causing suffering throughout the United States; and

Whereas, Lyme disease is often confused with common illnesses but can damage the heart, nervous system, and joints and cause paralysis, encephalitis, seizures, and death if untreated; and

Whereas, Estimated Lyme disease cases in Michigan have been rising since 2012; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That members of this legislative body declare May 2024 as National Lyme Disease Awareness Month in the state of Michigan; and be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the Michigan Lyme Disease Association with our highest esteem.