Bourbon virus? New tick-borne disease may be in North Carolina
GREENSBORO — Have you heard about the Bourbon virus? No, it’s not related to the coronavirus, but scientists are concerned about this potentially deadly tick-borne disease.
And there’s evidence that ticks in North Carolina are carrying it.
Blood samples taken from deer in New Hanover and Stanly counties in 2014 show antibodies to the virus, indicating ticks here are carrying the disease, according to a letter published recently in the North Carolina Medical Journal. (See link for article)
This article is well written and has many great pointers.
“And that includes not only when you go hiking in a park or in the woods, but even in your backyard,” he said. “I live in Raleigh, and I can pick up lone star ticks in my backyard.”
Very wise advice. We too are finding ticks right in our own yards.