Beware of ticks- health officials warn

Beware of ticks- health officials warn
By: Heartland News

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Missouri health officials want you to be on the lookout for tick bites.
A Missouri child died after being bitten by a tick in the northeastern Missouri.

The child got sick after being bitten and died ten days later.  He had a disease similar to Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

The state health department reports that tick-borne diseases are on the rise and the systems are hard to catch early.