news drought

David Barnhart dbarnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM
Tue Jul 23 14:30:47 UTC 2013

The Heartland virus was named for the St. Joseph hospital where the men were
treated for fever and fatigue in 2009. Dr. Scott Folk at Heartland Regional
Medical Center originally suspected ehrlichiosis, a common tick-borne
disease in Missouri that has infected at least 126 people in the state this
year.  But when the men didn't respond to antibiotics used to treat
ehrlichiosis, Folk sent blood samples to the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention. Genetic analysis turned up a novel virus related to other
insect-borne diseases.  Blythe Bernhard, "Ticks in Missouri carry newly
discovered virus," Saint Louis Post Dispatch (Google News), July 23, 2013,


The newly dubbed Heartland virus can cause high fever, chills, body aches,
nausea and diarrhea, according to an article published Thursday in the New
England Journal of Medicine. Blythe Bernhard, "Now, Missouri is birthplace
for disease borne by ticks," St. Louis Post-Dispatch [Missouri] (Nexis),
Aug. 31, 2012, p A1

The American Dialect Society -

More information about the Ads-l mailing list