Sen. Blumenthal calling for group to combat tick-bourne diseases staff - HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- With the tick population getting worse, one Connecticut senator is looking to address the diseases the insects can carry.

Senator Richard Blumenthal is now pushing for federal efforts to form a "tick-bourne disease working group."

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It would require the Department of Health and Human Services to support research on tick-bourne diseases and work with doctors to make sure patients are getting the care they need.

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