Sen. Blumenthal asks for more Lyme research funding

Sen. Richard Blumenthal announced a bill that would help doctors diagnose Lyme disease faster.

Officials say it helps create a more accurate count of cases in our area, which affects how much federal money comes to Connecticut to fight the disease.

Experts also shared tips on how to prevent the disease, like using repellent, checking for ticks after you have been outdoors, and treating your pets so they don't bring them in.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."