Heartland Virus

The Heartland bandavirus is a phleboviruse, first discovered as a cause of human illness in 2009 in Missouri. It is an RNA virus that is transmitted by the bite of a Lone Star Tick (Amblyomma americanum). 

Hartland Virus Symptoms

Heartland virus symptoms often mirror those of other tick-borne illnesses like ehrlichiosis or anaplasmosis. In many cases, symptoms are serious enough to require that you go to the hospital. Incubation period is anywhere from a few days to two weeks and symptoms can take up to 2 weeks after an infected tick bite to appear.

Symptoms can include: Fever, fatigue, Loss of appetite, Muscle or joint pain, Headache and Nausea and diarrhea. decreased appetite and muscle or joint pain. Also, white blood cell and platelet counts may be lower than normal.