Death of Kansan linked to new virus that may be tick-borne

December 22, 2014 10:52 PM

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Death of Kansan linked to new virus that may be tick-borne

State and federal health officials are investigating a new virus that’s been linked to the death of a Kansas resident during the summer of 2014.

Although investigators don’t yet know the source of this new virus, called Bourbon virus, they think that it may be transmitted through the bites of ticks or other insects. The Kansas resident’s symptoms, including fever and fatigue, resembled those of other tick-borne diseases.

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