Bourbon Virus: New Tick-Borne Virus Linked To The Death Of A Kansas Man

26 Feb 2015 2:14 PM | Ward Marotti (Administrator)
Following the death of a man in Kansas, infectious disease experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment struggled to uncover the mysterious illness that led to the victim’s untimely death. Doctors at the University of Kansas Hospital have now announced that a new tick-borne virus, dubbed “Bourbon Virus” after Bourbon County, Kan., where it was first discovered, caused the man’s death.

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