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A Kansas man’s death last year can be traced to a new virus that is likely spread through bites from ticks.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said in a statement on Friday that the 50-year-old man was in good health when he fell ill after working on his property. The agency named the illness the “Bourbon virus” after the county where he lived. He is believed to be the only person in the U.S. who has contracted the virus thus far.
“Scientists are still learning about possible symptoms caused by this new virus,” the statement read. “In the one person who was diagnosed with Bourbon virus disease, symptoms included fever, tiredness, rash, headache, other body aches, nausea, and vomiting. The person also had low blood counts for cells that fight infection and help prevent bleeding.”
According to the CDC, the victim was hospitalized two days after becoming ill, and tested negative for other infectious diseases, including Q fever and tularemia. He died of a heart attack eight days after being hospitalized.
originally posted by: skunkape23
I use powdered sulfur. Put it in a sock and apply it around your ankles, the cuffs of your pants, and around the waistline of your pants.
It seems to work pretty well. I live in southern Texas and ticks and chiggers can get pretty bad in the summer if you spend a lot of time in the woods.
originally posted by: shieldmaiden
a reply to: BerenstEiner
I just read on wiki that Rebecca D. Lockhart from the Utah house of rep died from CJD last month.
I didn't hear about that anywhere until now.