New 'Bourbon Virus' From Ticks Discovered

December 23, 2014 9:44 PM

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A Bourbon virus carried by ticks is responsible for the death of a man from Kansas, according to health officials investigating the case.

Bourbon virus, named after the county in which it was first identified, had never before been seen by health care workers. The lone victim presented symptoms similar to those seen in other tick-borne illnesses, including muscle fatigue and fever. Doctors who first examined the man believed he may ha...

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