The Heartland Virus, a Deadly Tickborne Illness, Is Now Emerging in Georgia

Published March 17, 2022

Prevention reports on how the heartland virus, a deadly tickborne illness, is emerging in Georgia. It can be tricky to diagnose, says Thomas A. Russo, MD, SUNY Distinguished Professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases. “Heartland virus is really easily confused with all sorts of other health conditions,” he says. “It’s a really non-specific viral presentation in most individuals.” Yahoo! and websites carried the story.