Bourbon Virus

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Bourbon Virus 

Five cases of the Bourbon virus, a thogotovirus,  have been confirmed since it was first discovered in Bourbon County, Kansas,  in 2014, and cases have since been found in Oklahoma and Missouri.

Transmission: The premise of Amblyomma americanum (lone star tick) as vector is supported. 

Symptoms: Fever, headache, tiredness, rash, other body aches, nausea, vomiting, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia.  May cause death due to acute illness.

No tests.

No treatment, except for supportive therapy for symptoms.

thogotovirus 729775Electron microscopic images virus particles from virus from CDC.

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