Lauryn Russell Law Bringing More Awareness To Lyme Disease

State Rep. Dan Swanson with Mercer County Jr. High student Lauryn Russell.

Local State Rep. Dan Swanson happy to see more awareness with Lyme disease. It comes in the aftermath of successful passage of the “Lauryn Russell Lyme Disease Prevention & Protection Law”—named after a Mercer County Jr. High student. Swanson along with Lauryn and her mother Jennifer Russell led a discussion on the legislation last fall on WRMJ. Following that conversation, a recent Mercer County grad who had been battling sickness, decided to get tested for Lyme disease and the results came back positive. Swanson says getting the word out about this health issue is vitally important and that’s part of the motivation for the measure.

The “Lauryn Russell Lyme Disease Prevention & Protection Law” allows physicians to prescribe more aggressive treatment options.