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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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