Fellow MSers and those in Limbo land, a new tick borne virus should be screened, especially for those in limbo land. The new virus is called the ‘Heartland virus’ according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Symptoms were high fever, fatigue, diarrhea and loss of appetite, and memory problems. The new virus' closest relative is another tick-borne phlebovirus, called severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) virus, which was identified last year in China, and causes death in 12 per cent of cases.
Another possible relative may be Bhanja virus, a rare condition that has been found in some mammals, birds and reptiles in Asia, Africa and Europe.
Be strong Be vigilante!!