New tick-borne illness discovered in Missouri

Last month, NBC NEWS reported on a new tick- borne virus discovered in Missouri. The Lone Star tick, or A. americanum, may be responsible for the spread of a never-before-seen virus that hospitalized two Missouri farmers. No, we don’t live near Missouri, but if they are discovering new illnesses and disease carried by those little buggers, it’s even more important to keep vigilant and protect yourself and your family even when gardening, doing yard work, hiking or take the dogs out for a walk. To read more about the NBC News report, click on this link http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/29/13532240-new-tick-borne-virus-puts-the-bite-on-missouri-farmers?lite

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