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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, 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, 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

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, lyme disease

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: lyme disease, 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, lyme disease, ticks, David Gaines

Loudoun may spray for ticks carrying Lyme disease

Loudoun County's Lyme disease cases account for 25 percent of all cases in the state of Virginia.

Friday - 09/07/2012, 03:52am EDT

Tags: lyme disease, loudoun county, Hank Silverberg

Take a stand against ticks and Lyme Disease

This spring and summer could bring a lot more cases of Lyme disease, a disease ecologist says.

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 08:06am EDT

Tags: veronica robinson, ticks, lyme disease

WTOP's Top 5 morning stories

Five stories to keep you informed and get you going.

Friday - 04/27/2012, 08:59am EDT

Tags: morning stories, rgiii, capitals, Enterprise, Washington Capitals, lyme disease, Friday Freebies

Easier way to detect Lyme disease may be on horizon

Lyme disease is expected to be more prevalent this summer because of the warm winter, but doctors say diagnosing the disease remains difficult.

Friday - 04/27/2012, 04:34am EDT

Tags: lyme disease, Amy Hunter, Dr. Donald Poretz, Georgetown University, George Mason University

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