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Little tick, big problems: How to avoid Lyme disease

A tiny deer tick can do a lot of damage -- with just one bite, it can transmit Lyme disease, which may not become apparent for months or years.

Monday - 07/21/2014, 04:54am EDT

Tags: Finn Neilsen, ticks, Paula Wolfson

Survey reveals ticks uncommon to area inhabit Montgomery County

A recent tick survey out of Gaithersburg, Maryland, reveals a type of tick not common to the area inhabits a Montgomery County park and that there are a number of tick varieties infected with pathogens capable of making people sick.

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 09:25am EDT

Tags: ticks, tick, Quince Orchard Park, Ahmed Kilani, Kristi King

Tips for safety as tick season ramps up

It's the season to find those nasty ticks embedded in skin -- and there may be more this year due to the cold, wet winter.

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 02:58pm EDT

Tags: darci marchese, ticks,

Experts warn of tick threat during Tick-borne Disease Awareness Month

May has been proclaimed Tick-borne Disease Awareness Month in Maryland and public health leaders are making sure people in the D.C. region know the dangers of ticks and Lyme disease.

Monday - 05/12/2014, 12:17pm EDT

Tags: ticks, Get Ticked Off, Kristi King, Tick-borne Disease Awareness Month, Katherine A. Feldman

Despite long winter, tick season starts early

Despite the mid-April cold snap, tick season is beginning around the D.C. metro area and that means it brings a risk for Lyme disease, according to a local doctor.

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 01:16pm EDT

Tags: ticks,

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Lyme disease crawls into new parts of region

Lyme disease infection rates in this region are among the highest in the country, and the disease is beginning to show up in areas where it was seldom seen before.

Wednesday - 07/24/2013, 11:03am EDT

Tags: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, ticks, Paula Wolfson

Va. girl's science project becomes medical advancement

Some high school science projects are simple, old favorites like the "baking soda and vinegar volcano." But sometimes a high school science project can break new ground.

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 06:49am EDT

Tags: temple douglas, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology,

Lyme disease medicine in short supply

If you come down with Lyme disease, good luck getting help. The drug that's considered "first-line" treatment for Lyme Disease, is in short supply - which is bad news for folks who spend time outdoors.

Sunday - 06/09/2013, 06:53am EDT

Tags: Joan Jones,

Northern Va. begins annual battle against Lyme disease, West Nile virus

Loudoun County will be spraying for ticks in several county-owned parks over the next week as part of its effort to prevent Lyme disease.

Thursday - 06/06/2013, 05:54am EDT

Tags: spray, Hank Silverberg, West Nile virus

Tick season: Take precautions and watch for signs of Lyme disease

It's the time of year again where those headed to a wooded area need to protect themselves from ticks that may carry Lyme disease.

Friday - 05/10/2013, 06:12am EDT

Tags: Hank Silverberg, ticks, David Gaines

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