The Tacarbie virus is a once lost arena virus recently found in highly prevalent, aggressive, human and animal biting tick species in Florida. “We never thought we would find an arenavirus in a tick,” Sayler says in a UF release. “These types of viruses are usually transmitted by rodents.”
“Healthcare professionals should also be aware of the potential tick-transmitted pathogens that occur besides the one that causes Lyme disease,” Sayler says. “Medical doctors can’t be aware of every emerging tropical disease, but if we have greater awareness of emerging diseases, we can move forward from a proactive surveillance effort instead of from a reactive effort, when there is suddenly a huge outbreak and a crisis situation.”
There is no known treatment.
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