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Howard County Lyme Awareness

Howard County Lyme Awareness Group

Our goal for Howard County Lyme Awareness is to educate and bring this disease and it's symptomology to light for the general public and health care professionals.  We will do all we can to support those suffering from the disease.   At the meetings we will share prevention information to help protect others from getting tick borne diseases in the future.  We hope you will join us so we can band together and make a positive impact on the lives of individuals and families in Howard County.


Watch it Live on June 23, 2015

7:00 PM to 8:15 PM (EDT)

Most people know some of the basics about Lyme Disease, but the majority of us do nothing to prevent it until it’s too late. Don’t let yourself or your loved ones experience the horrors that this disease can bring upon your physical, mental and financial health! 

With the number of new people acquiring Lyme skyrocketing to 300,000+ per year, chances are this disease will hit close to home. This educational presentation will provide some essential steps to protecting yourself, your children, your pets and others you care about.

We will share important information relevant to gardeners, landscapers, homeowners, scouts, kids attending outside camps/sports, pet owners and more.

Our guest speaker, Bob Oley, is a Public Health Consultant and a Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Prevention Expert.  He holds a graduate degree in Public Health from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. He has been involved in public health and site work for over 30 years. 

Mr. Oley has worked in Pennsylvania and the surrounding states as a Public Health Consultant specializing in tick-borne disease prevention. An important aspect of his consulting work involves advising families and businesses on how to make their properties safer from ticks, and on what personal protection measures can be taken to safeguard family members and workers. He will share from his wealth of knowledge on this subject as well as personal experience.

Sponsored by the Howard County Lyme Awareness Group

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Little tick big problem

Good News!

You can now watch the webinar featuring 
Dr. Kathy Spreen if you missed it on 
Thursday, May 28th, 2o15 
By clicking on the link below.

Dr. Kathy Spreen is a physician with two specialty boards and Master’s degrees in both public health and biochemistry, who is not only well-versed in the Lyme literature, but a patient herself. She will share from her wealth of knowledge on this subject as she seeks to 
educate the public, professionals, patients, and caregivers. 

 Webinar Topics
Lyme Disease Basics
 Tick-borne Co-infections
Powassan Virus 
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Articles of Interest

University of Maryland Women's Forum Newsletter- A New Mysterious Illness of Something More Sinister?  Written by Kandice Dickover of Howard County, Maryland.  All eleven Universities received copies of the newsletter that this article was published in, and it will be distributed to the USMWF conference attendees in November 2012.   

April 23rd Washington Post Article - Talks about this Spring/Summer being the worst seasons in many years with regard to high tick count because of our mild Winter as well as the idea that many ticks are infected with Lyme as well as other coinfections. 
Protect Yourself - Steps to take when before & after going into the woods, camping, hiking, gardening,  etc.   

Tick Prevention Tips - Document that covers what type of sprays or protection you can use. (Permethrin- highly recommended for spraying on clothing and ticks will fall off dead!- Can purchase locally at REI or

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