CDC: ‘Deadly new Kansas “Bourbon” virus kills in 11 days after tick bites’

New fears emerge in Kansas from ticks

By Shepard Ambellas

BOURBON COUNTY, Kansas (INTELLIHUB) — A normally healthy 50-year-old man infected with a new strain from the pathogen group thegotovirus, named “Bourbon”, fell ill and died of organ failure 11-days after receiving a tick bite while working outdoors, said the Center for Disease Control (CDC) who is now investigating the deadly strain.

Additionally another virus, possibly linked to ticks, has also turned up in the area named the Heartland virus which the CDC says has been drastically “underestimated”.

Although the man was treated with antibiotics by doctors after he felt symptoms 2-days after being bitten, his condition worsened.

The CDC and Kansas health officials are now working together to find any more potential cases as the nature of the virus is rather vigilant.

Amesh Adalja with the Center for Health Security, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, said:

“It will be important to determine how widespread the Bourbon virus is in both ticks, insects, animals and humans and to grasp the spectrum of illness it is capable of causing.”

“The fact that a novel virus was discovered underscores the need for perpetual vigilance, in all locales, with respect to emerging infectious diseases. It is only by leaving no stone unturned when investigating unexplained illnesses that humans can best prepare for microbial threats.”

Other Sources:

Newly Found Virus Linked to Kansas Death After Tick Bite — Bloomberg

Man’s death leads to discovery of new virus in Kansas, CDC reports — CNN

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