Tag Archives: Heartland virus

Rare tick-borne disease confirmed in Illinois

[CanLyme Note: The Lone Star Tick has now made its way to Canada.  Remember, ‘No Tick is a Good Tick’.  Prevention is the key.]   SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KWQC) – Beware of Lone Star ticks. They could be infected with a rare, but serious disease. Last summer, a Kankakee County resident tested positive for Heartland virus, the first case reported in Illinois. As Continues →

Novel tick-borne phlebovirus identified during outbreak investigation in Tasmania

Emerg Infect Dis. 2014;20:1040-1043 June 2, 2014 An investigation of a disease outbreak among shy albatrosses in Tasmania led to the discovery of a novel tick-borne phlebovirus with zoonotic potential, according to recent findings. The findings underscore the need for increased scrutiny and awareness regarding these emerging diseases, researchers said.  In the study, researchers investigated a 2002 disease outbreak in Continues →

New Tick-Borne Disease Found

By Labmedica International staff writers Posted on 17 Sep 2012 A new Phlebovirus, dubbed the “Heartland virus,” is being spread to people by ticks common in the Southeastern part of the USA. The only tickborne Phlebovirus known to cause human disease is severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV), which was recently identified in central and northeastern China. Scientists at US Continues →