Journal of Medical Entomology Surveillance for Tick-Borne Viruses Near the Location of a Fatal Human Case of Bourbon Virus (Family Orthomyxoviridae: Genus Thogotovirus) in Eastern Kansas, 2015 May 4, 2018

  • Bourbon virus is transmitted to humans by nymphal and adult stages of A. americanum (the Lone Star tick)
  • These ticks become infected as either larvae, nymphs or both, perhaps by feeding on viremic vertebrate hosts, by cofeeding with infected ticks or both.
  • Bourbon virus is transmitted from one developmental stage to the next.