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Ticks toxic and tweezer resistent


Local doctors are on alert following the death of a woman who contracted a rare, incurable tick-borne illness supporting predictions that this would be the worst summer ever for tick-related diseases.

The CDC confirmed the Missouri woman died from what is known as the Bourbon Virus. Her death coupled with the rising number of Lyme Disease cases has families worried about spending time outside this summer.

Bourbon Virus – fast facts:

• Missouri park superintendent fell ill after discovering two ticks on her body.

• Fifth case since virus was identified in 2014

• No cure.

• CDC reports tests to diagnose the virus are currently under development.

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