CDC Allegedly Discovered a New Killer Virus in Kansas

On Friday the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the CDC, announced that they reportedly discovered a new virus that could potentially be spread through tick and insect bites. The virus may have been responsible for the death of a healthy Kansas man.

According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment who was working with the Kansas Medical Center, the virus is part of a particular group of viruses called thogoviruses. This particular strand of the virus is being named the Bourbon virus after the area in which it is believe to originate.

The case of the Kansas man who was believed to be infected with the thogovirus is the first case reported of a human falling ill, but the eightieth known case of causing some sort of symptoms in people.

The man infected was a 50 year old male who was working outside on his property in the spring of 2014; a time which made him very susceptible to tick and bug bites. He found an enlarged tick on his shoulder and several days later he complained sick feelings, nauseas, along with weakness and diarrhea. The next day he contracted a fever, the chills, a headache, myalgia, and arthralgia. He was prescribed an antibiotic for tick related illnesses, but on the third day he was taken to the hospital for showing signs of reduced. consciousness.

The CDC is working with the two Kansas based organizations in order to try and discover any other cases of the Bourbon virus. They want to see who has gotten sick and what type of symptoms is being shared with those infected.

Photo Via The CDC


Have a tip we should know?


Most Read

  1. ARTS
    With a Vengeance and no Apologies, Art Basel Miami Beach Has Returned
    2 years ago
  2. Food
    Is Faux Turkey Finally Vegan-Approved for Thanksgiving?
    2 years ago
  3. News
    Pandora Papers Financial Leak Shows Us the Secrets of the World’s Rich and Powerful
    2 years ago
  4. Health
    US Supreme Court Rejects J & J TALC Cancer Case Appeal
    2 years ago
  5. Lifestyle
    9 Habits that Drain your Daily Focus and How to Avoid Them
    2 years ago
    Women’s Demand for Shapewear – the big Trends
    2 years ago
    Valentino Launches its Cosmetics Line
    2 years ago
  8. Business
    McDonald’s Sales Increase Amid COVID Restrictions
    2 years ago
  9. Health
    US Promises to Share 60 million Doses of AstraZeneca Vaccines
    2 years ago
  10. coronavirus
    UK Offers Aid Amid Surging COVID-19 Cases in India
    2 years ago
  11. Entertainment
    Nomadland Director Chloé Zhao, Wins the Best Director in 2021 Oscar
    2 years ago
  12. aware'
    UBS says ‘not aware’ of DOJ probe into sanctions-related compliance failures
    22 mins ago
  13. WORLD
    Special Report: How Cubans were recruited to fight for Russia
    22 mins ago
  14. Golf
    Hovland and Aberg maraud their way to record Ryder Cup win
    23 mins ago
  15. Europe
    Slovaks choose between pro-Russian ex-PM Fico and pro-Western liberals
    1 hour ago
  16. Golf
    Europe surge to seven-point lead after 3-1 foursomes win
    1 hour ago
    Detroit casino workers approve strike authorization at three casinos
    2 hours ago
  18. Europe
    Pope Francis cements legacy, stamps Church future with new cardinals
    2 hours ago

Follow @rushhourdaily: