The report of a human death in Georgia from Heartland virus (HRTV) as well as confirmed white-tailed deer exposure to the tick-borne pathogen prompted researchers to collect samples of questing ticks in 2018–2019. The samples were taken from 26 sites near the areas where seropositive deer were captured, as well as the residence of the human patient.
GEORGIA TICK-BORNE DISEASE SUMMARY In 1989, 719 cases of Lyme disease were reported to the CDC from the state of Georgia. The CDC has determined that for every case of Lyme disease reported approximately ten are missed, bringing the actual number of people infected that year to 7,190 cases. In the 1990’s, the Georgia […]