Bourbon Virus

Bourbon Virus (Thogotovirus)

Five cases of the Bourbon virus have been confirmed since it was first discovered in Bourbon County, Kansas, USA  in 2014.

Transmission: tick perhaps biting insects.

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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