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Advocates Laud Passage of Bill to Track Alpha-gal Syndrome in Virginia

RICHMOND, VA (March 5, 2024) – The Alpha-gal Alliance Action Fund and Two Alpha Gals today lauded final passage in the Virginia Senate of HB 93, a bill that directs the Virginia Board of Health to add alpha-gal syndrome to the list of diseases that must be reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Alpha-gal syndrome is a life-altering and sometimes fatal allergy, which the CDC has identified as a “growing threat to public health.” According to Sharon Forsyth, co-founder of the Alpha-gal Alliance Action Fund, “This is a giant step towards understanding the extent, severity, economic and health burden of this tick-borne allergy.”

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