Missouri: Two men hospitalized for various diseases. possible agent, tick bites

Posted on August 31, 2012 • Filed under: Travel News, United-States

When two Missouri farmers wound up hospitalized with fever, fatigue, low blood cell counts and elevated liver enzymes in 2009, doctors suspected ticks were to blame. Both men recently had reported tick bites, including a 57-year-old whose wife plucked a single critter off his abdomen with tweezers and a 67-year-old man who figured he was bitten 20 times a day for two weeks while rebuilding fences on his 40-acre farm. Read article

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