Students at A.T. Still University Monday last got to learn about a new virus that has only been around the Midwest for a few years. Scott Folk M.D. of Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, Missouri gave a lecture on the new Heartland Virus. Dr. Folk discovered the virus in June of 2009 when he was treating two patients who had similar symptoms after getting bitten by the Lone Star Tick. Symptoms of the Heartland Virus includes fever, chills, headaches, fatigue, and low white blood cell count. The best way to protect yourself from getting the virus includes using a tick repellent and tucking in lose clothing when working outside.