Heartland Virus in Humans and Ticks, Illinois, USA, 2018-2019

Holly C. Tuten, Kristen L. Burkhalter, Kylee R. Noel, Erica J. Hernandez, Seth Yates, Keith Wojnowski, John Hartleb, Samantha Debosik, April Holmes, Christopher M. Stone

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Abstract

In 2018, Heartland disease virus infected 2 persons in Illinois, USA. In 2019, ticks were collected at potential tick bite exposure locations and tested for Heartland and Bourbon viruses. A Heartland virus-positive pool of adult male Amblyomma americanum ticks was found at 2 locations, 439 km apart, suggesting widespread distribution in Illinois.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1548-1552
Number of pages5
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume26
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2020

Keywords

  • Amblyomma americanum
  • Heartland virus
  • HRTV
  • Illinois
  • Ixodidae
  • Phlebovirus
  • tick-borne diseases
  • ticks
  • United States
  • vector-borne infections
  • viruses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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