heartland virus

Heartland Health Monitor
2:15 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Officials Looking For Answers On New ‘Bourbon Virus’

News that federal and state health officials are studying a new virus linked to the death of a Bourbon County, Kan., resident caused little stir in the county Tuesday. But that could change once ticks return to the county's woods and prairies.

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Central Standard
3:22 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Are You Ready For Tick Season?

Credit John Tann via Flickr

Summer is the season for camping, walks and bike rides in wooded areas, but this also means it's the season of ticks. From April to September is tick season, and this is when the insects are most prevalent looking for a blood host. 

Not only are ticks a pain to try and remove if they get on your skin, but getting bit by one can cause serious illnesses like Lyme disease. Recently, another tick-related disease was discovered by Scott Folk, a doctor at Heartland Adult Infectious Diseases.

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Health
3:50 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Novel Virus Discovered Near St. Joe

A new virus, Heartland Virus, was in two patients near St. Joseph, Missouri.
Dr. Scott Folk/CDC

This past year brought some unexpected attention to the St. Joseph, Missouri area. That’s where a team of researchers identified a new virus, believed to be transmitted by ticks.

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