Lone Star Tick Carrying Heartland Virus Found in Georgia: Researchers
Lone star ticks carrying a virus that could potentially prove fatal to humans have been discovered in Georgia, a new study reported Wednesday.
The Heartland virus is an emerging infectious disease that can cause symptoms such as fever, diarrhea, fatigue, muscle or joint pain, headache, nausea, and a loss of appetite, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Many individuals who have been diagnosed with the Heartland virus have had to be hospitalized due to their symptoms and some who had underlying health conditions have died.
There are currently no vaccines or medications that work to prevent or treat infection of the virus and antibiotics do not work. (See link for article)
- 1 out of every 2,000 specimens contained Heartland virus and confirm active transmission
- Study found here Emerging Infectious Diseases
- Heartland virus was first discovered in two men in northwest Missouri in 2009. They were both hospitalized with high fevers, diarrhea, muscle pains, low counts of white blood cells and platelets, as well as other symptoms related to tick-borne diseases.
- More than 50 cases have been reported in Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Tennessee as of Jan. 2021, however, everything reported by the CDC regarding tick-borne illness is notoriously low.
- Retroactive analysis discovered that a 2015 death that was labeled as an unidentified illness was in fact Heartland Virus.
While the article states there aren’t any treatments for Heartland virus, that is soundly FALSE. Mainstream medicine unfortunately has bought and propagated this horrific lie. There are many anti-viral medications and supportive treatments as well as anti-microbials like blood ozone, high doses of oral or IV vitamin C, herbs, and others which work effectively for viruses. All we have to do is look at the COVID debacle to quickly learn that those who deny viral treatments are either ignorant or have an agenda. Go here for an excellent video on industry corruption and suppression of drugs that work. In fact, after my experience with the miraculous way ivermectin stopped COVID in its tracks (at every stage of the illness), I’m hoping research will be done on this drug as well as HCQ for tick-borne and mosquito-borne viruses like Heartland, Bourbon Virus, and even West Nile Virus.
Advice: the best and most effective way to deal tick-borne illness is to avoid it in the first place. This means that you will need to preemptively plan your outdoor adventures by being prepared. This addresses three prongs: your yard, your pets, and you.
All of this does not guarantee you will not be bitten by a tick but it will certainly help. If you are bitten by a tick, immediately act on it. The “Wait and See” approach has doomed thousands upon thousands to chronic/persistent symptoms that can affect your life in major ways.
Rather than give medical advice about recommended treatment, please see the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS – how to handle a tick bite):
“ILADS recommends that prophylaxis (preventive treatment) be discussed with all who have had a blacklegged tick bite. An appropriate course of antibiotics has been shown to prevent the onset of infection.
When the decision is made to use antibiotic prophylaxis, ILADS recommends 20 days of doxycycline (provided there are no contraindications).The decision to treat a blacklegged tick bite with antibiotics often depends on where in the country the bite occurred, whether there was evidence that the tick had begun feeding, and the age of the person who was bitten. Based on the available evidence, and provided that it is safe to do so, ILADS recommends a 20-day course of doxycycline.
Keep in mind this advice ONLY covers Lyme disease, and ticks can spread 19 and counting other diseases – each necessitating different medications. So just because you take doxy prophylactically also doesn’t guarantee you won’t get symptoms caused by a different pathogen(s). This is why it’s important for you to educate yourself on symptomology caused by other tick-borne infections, as well as work with a trained Lyme literate doctor who is also knowledgeable about this.
Seems nothing is a sure thing in Lyme-land, but being prepared is always the best choice and makes you a tougher target.
For more on the Lone Star tick:
- https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/10/12/lone-star-ticks-have-swarmed-aquinnah-biologist-says/ Although not known to carry Lyme, they can cause ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, as well as a red meat and or dairy allergy. Unlike deer ticks, lone star larvae stay in groups of 2,000-8,000 until they are nymphs which means those who brush up against a cluster could have hundreds to thousands attaching simultaneously.
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