Newly discovered virus appears to have killed Kan. man

February 20, 2015 8:56 PM

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A newly discovered virus – probably spread by ticks – appears to have killed a Kansas man, federal health officials said Friday.

The man became ill last spring after being bitten by ticks while working on his property. Doctors sent his blood to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where sophisticated genetic tests found that he was infected with a previously undiscovered virus never known to cause illness in the U....

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