called Bourbon virus linked to Kansas man's death

February 20, 2015 8:07 PM

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The so-called Bourbon virus -- named after the county where the man became infected -- is part of a group of viruses called thogotoviruses.

Researchers with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discovered the virus while they were investigating another rare, tick-borne virus, Heartland virus. The researchers noticed the sample from the deceased Kansas man looked different from the other Heartland virus samples and after s...

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