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.
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.
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.
Loudoun County\’s Lyme disease cases account for 25
percent of all cases in the state of Virginia.
This spring and summer could bring a lot more cases of Lyme disease, a disease ecologist says.
Five stories to keep you informed and get you going.
Lyme disease is expected to be more prevalent this summer because of the warm winter, but doctors say diagnosing the disease remains difficult.
The Board of Supervisors has unanimously passed an aggressive anti-tick action plan in hopes of reversing the soaring cases of Lyme disease in the county.
An early spring and warm winter are leading to a painfully long tick season, which will translate to more bites and illnesses.
Have no fear. WTOP spoke with Mike Raupp, an entomologist at the University of Maryland, who has tips for keeping clear of ticks and the Lyme disease they often carry.
Acorns, mice and ticks: the perfect storm for Lyme disease.
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