Text: H.R.5986 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Referred in Senate (09/29/2010)

2d Session
H. R. 5986


September 29, 2010

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions


To require the submission of a report to the Congress on parasitic disease among poor Americans.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Neglected Infections of Impoverished Americans Act of 2010”.

SEC. 2. Report to Congress on the current state of parasitic diseases that have been overlooked among the poorest Americans.

(a) In general.—Not later than 12 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall report to the Congress on the epidemiology of, impact of, and appropriate funding required to address neglected diseases of poverty, including neglected parasitic diseases such as—

(1) Chagas disease;

(2) cysticercosis;

(3) toxocariasis;

(4) toxoplasmosis;

(5) trichomoniasis;

(6) the soil-transmitted helminths; and

(7) other related diseases, as designated by the Secretary.

(b) Required information.—The report under subsection (a) should provide the information necessary to guide future health policy to—

(1) accurately evaluate the current state of knowledge concerning diseases described in such subsection and define gaps in such knowledge; and

(2) address the threat of such diseases.

Passed the House of Representatives September 28, 2010.

    Attest: lorraine c. miller,