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 treatment, except for supportive therapy for symptoms.
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