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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: lyme disease, Finn Neilsen, 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: tick, lyme disease, Quince Orchard Park, Ahmed Kilani, Kristi King

Doctor tracks ticks for his neighborhood's safety

Reports of tick bites and Lyme disease are on the rise in the D.C. area. And one scientist wants to track the severity of the threat for his Montgomery County neighbors.

Tuesday - 06/24/2014, 06:44am EDT

Tags: Megan Cloherty, Ahmed Kilani, gaithersburg, montgomery county

Garden Plot: Tackling ticks and fighting fleas

It's that time of year again. Here's how to keep your lawn, your pets and yourself safe from pests.

Saturday - 06/07/2014, 11:00am EDT

Tags: garden plot, fleas, Mike McGrath

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, lyme disease

Tick bites could cause red meat allergy

If you find that hamburger you just gobbled down give you hives, it could be a sign that you were bitten by a tick.

Saturday - 05/24/2014, 03:31am EDT

Tags: food allergy, red meat, Mike Murillo, University of Virginia School of Medicine

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

What the polar vortex means for the stink bug population

Many residents are holding out hope that the unusually cold, harsh winter reduced the number of ticks, stink bugs and other pests that will be buzzing and crawling around this summer.

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 10:18am EDT

Tags: stink bugs, polar vortex


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: lyme disease


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, lyme disease, paula wolfson

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