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Health officials warn about ticks

As tick season winds down in Illinois, the Illinois Department of Public Health has announced the discovery of ticks carrying a rare virus. This is the first time the Heartland virus has been discovered in ticks in Illinois. The virus can be fatal and has no vaccine. The department advises people going outdoors to wear pants, long sleeves, insect repellant and do frequent body and hair checks.

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