CDC gives more details about new tick-borne virus which killed a Kansas man last year

February 21, 2015 1:07 AM

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Scientists are beginning to believe that a healthy Kansas man who fell seriously ill after being bitten by ticks last year and died 11 days later could have been infected by a new virus that has never been seen before anywhere. It is being called the ‘Bourbon virus’ for now, after the name of the Kansas county in which the first victim had lived.

The U.S. Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is worried that more cases may have occurred but gone unidentified.

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