'Bourbon Virus' Identified After Kansas Man's Death

December 24, 2014 2:08 PM

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A new virus has reportedly been discovered in the Midwest, with scientists looking at how the tick-borne illness claimed the life of one person in Kansas.

According to a story from ABC News, a man from Bourbon County, KS, is the first victim of the disease being called the Bourbon virus. The story reports the man became ill during the summer before succumbing to the virus. It has taken months to find the reason for his death.

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