A New Virus From Tick Bites In Missouri

Tick Prevention Tips

In Missouri, we have a new reason to fear the tick. These parasites, especially blacklegged ticks, or deer ticks, are known for transmitting several diseases, including Lyme disease.  Unfortunately, a newly discovered tick-borne virus has been recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and does not respond to the antibiotics that are used to treat other tick-borne diseases in Missouri. The new virus is called the Heartland virus, named for the St. Joseph hospital… Continue

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