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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: 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,

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

Loudoun County prepping for war on ticks

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.

Sunday - 04/08/2012, 02:20pm EDT

Tags: ticks, Blacklegged ticks, Ken Reid, Deer ticks,

More deer means more ticks and illnesses

An early spring and warm winter are leading to a painfully long tick season, which will translate to more bites and illnesses.

Sunday - 04/08/2012, 07:44am EDT

Tags: ticks,

When ticks attack! Tips for avoiding Lyme disease

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.

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 04:51pm EDT

Tags: ticks, Mike Raupp, University of Maryland

Acorn boom may lead to bumper year for Lyme disease

Acorns, mice and ticks: the perfect storm for Lyme disease.

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 07:36am EDT

Tags: Wired,

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