Second person to die of new 'Heartlan...

Second person to die of new 'Heartland' virus carried by ticks

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Tara Brady

Chicago, IL

#1 May 29, 2014
Oklahoma man becomes second person to die of new 'Heartland' virus carried by ticks

Department of Health said the man was from Delaware County
The virus is found in the lone star tick and is spread through tick bites
Other cases diagnosed in Missouri and Tennessee but patients recovered

The Oklahoma victim had a history of outdoor activities and exposure
There is no vaccine or drug to prevent or treat the illness

Published: 10:48 EST, 28 May 2014 | Updated: 10:54 EST, 28 May 2014

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