A new case of the still-mysterious Bourbon virus was confirmed in Missouri, likely originating within the state, local authorities said in a June 30 press release.

The virus, which researchers think is spread by ticks, was unknown until 2014, and both knowledge and treatment of it are still scarce. According to the CDC, “As of June 27, 2017, a limited number of Bourbon virus disease cases have been identified in the Midwest and southern United States. Some people who have been infected later died.”

Bourbon virus (named for Bourbon County in Kansas where it was first found, not for the liquor… more

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