Borne Virus May Have Killed Kansas Man

February 20, 2015 9:00 PM

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FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An otherwise healthy man in Kansas became infected with a newly discovered type of virus after he was bitten by ticks, and he died of a related illness 11 days later, U.S. health officials reported Friday.

The virus -- dubbed "Bourbon virus" after the name of the Kansas county where the man lived -- has never been spotted in the United States before, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency noted that more cases may have occurred but gone unidentified.

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