Tick-Borne Disease and the Military

Tick-Borne Disease and the Military

Nicole Malachowski |

Our Troops At Risk

Honored to have shared my thoughts on the critical issue of tick-borne diseases in the military alongside Major Anders Karlsen on @projectlyme's latest blog, "Our Troops At Risk."   

As a former U.S. Air Force officer and fighter pilot, I've seen firsthand how our service members, veterans, and their families, are at a heightened risk of acquiring tick-borne diseases due to their global assignments and deployments. The military’s gross lack of education, awareness, and proper training with regard to tick-borne illnesses has staggering consequences for military readiness. I share my thoughts on the urgent need for change – not just for our military, but for our national security. I encourage you to read our thoughts on this issue - our service men and women deserve care and attention when it comes to tick-borne illness.  


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