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.

Good News!

You can now watch the webinar featuring Dr. Kathy Spreen if you missed it on

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

By clicking on the link below.

Watch Webinar Now

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



Our support group meets at the

Howard County Central Library.

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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

Last Updated- April 2019

Lucy Barnes