EID Podcast. Heartland virus (HRTV) is a recently described phlebovirus initially isolated in 2009 from 2 humans who had leukopenia and thrombocytopenia.
Serologic assessment of domestic and wild animal populations near the residence of 1 of these persons showed high exposure rates to raccoons, white-tailed deer, and horses. To our knowledge, no laboratory-based assessments of viremic potential of animals infected with HRTV have been performed. Immunology and Evolution of Infectious Disease - NCBI Bookshelf. eMedicine - Medical Reference. Cardiology Explained - NCBI Bookshelf. Free Medical Books.