Re: [CumberlandGreenRiverBC] EXPERTS WARN OF FATAL AND RARE TICK VIRUS IN TENNESSEE | Crossville News FirstCrossville News First

From: Lance G.
Sent on: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 4:47 PM
Great.  Thanks for the heads up... Haven't been inclined to get bug repellent until now--we let tadpoles eat the mosquito larvvae (or dump the water

On Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 4:30 PM, Doug Kalmer <[address removed]> wrote:
Health experts are warning the public about a relatively new tick-borne illness that has now claimed the life of an Oklahoma resident. 

The disease, called the Heartland Virus, was first discovered in 2009.  There have been nine known cases of the illness in only three states, including Tennessee and Missouri. 

A Tennessean died from the disease last year. 

The virus is believed to be spread by the Lone Star tick. 

“It’s a very aggressive biter, so if you have a tick on you, most likely it will be a Lone Star tick.  It’s fairly recognizable and has a white dot on its back,” explained Dr. Abelardo Moncayo, with the Tennessee  Department of Health’s Division of Communicable and Environmental Diseases and Emergency Preparedness.

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