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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Bourbon virus (BRBV), RNA virus, single strand, negative-sense member of Thogotovirus genus, Orthomyxoviridae family
    • Most closely related known viruses: Dhori virus (seen in ticks, mosquitoes and lethal in mice; cases in humans rare but can cause fever or encephalitis), Batken virus (sub-type of Dhori virus)
    • Discovered in 2014 and named for Bourbon County, Kansas

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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Bourbon virus (BRBV), RNA virus, single strand, negative-sense member of Thogotovirus genus, Orthomyxoviridae family
    • Most closely related known viruses: Dhori virus (seen in ticks, mosquitoes and lethal in mice; cases in humans rare but can cause fever or encephalitis), Batken virus (sub-type of Dhori virus)
    • Discovered in 2014 and named for Bourbon County, Kansas

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Last updated: August 7, 2022