Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Art and Science of Laboratory Medicine

Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Virus Unlike Anything Ever Seen

The CDC says it’s never seen anything like it before, and it’s already claimed a life in the U.S.

A new virus thought to be carried by ticks or other insects has been discovered following the death of a southeast Kansas resident during the summer, public health officials said Monday.
The new virus is called Bourbon virus, after Bourbon County, home of the patient who died. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said the patient's symptoms, including fever and fatigue, were similar to symptoms from other tick-borne diseases.

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Deadly Virus Claims First U.S. Victim 

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