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You could also choose to see a doctor in our area who specializes in infectious diseases by searching through the Inova Health System database at www.inova.org and clicking on "Search for an Inova Doctor" or the Reston Hospital database at restonhospital.com and clicking on "Find a Doctor".
Please note that the Health Department and Loudoun County government cannot evaluate the professional qualifications and competence of individual doctors. The inclusion of a doctor on the CDC, Inova or Reston Hospital lists should not be seen as an endorsement by the Health Department or the Loudoun County government.
The Loudoun Chapter of the National Capital Lyme Disease Association holds meetings the third Sunday of the month from 3:00-4:30 pm at 224D Cornwall Street Community Meeting Room. They also have a teen support group for people age 12-20 that is held the third Sunday of every month from 1:00-2:30 pm at the same location. More information is available from Carol DuPuis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is also a Western Loudoun Lyme Support Group based in Purcellville and an Eastern Loudoun Lyme Support Group based in Sterling. Information on the Western Loudoun Lyme Support Group is available by emailing email@example.com. Information on the Eastern Loudoun Lyme Support Group is available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 703-421-7000.
These groups are not affiliated with or endorsed by the Loudoun County Government or Health Department.
You cannot get Lyme disease from animals or other people.
The Health Department does not recommend having ticks tested for infection with the bacteria that causes Lyme disease.