Bourbon virus

Bourbon virus sphere crop (EID 2015 Fig 2b)

The Bourbon virus is a thogotovirus and is likely spread through tick or other insect bites. The one case of Bourbon virus disease that has been identified was in a previously healthy male over 50 years of age in eastern Kansas who had onset of symptoms during late spring 2014. The patient had reported exposure to ticks before becoming ill. The man who was infected later died.  Researchers do not yet know if the virus might be found in other areas of the United States.

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For further information we refer you to:

CDC’s Bourbon virus web page

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