If you’ve ever owned furry pets, your gross tolerance for ticks and fleas might have grown over time. Well, you might have to raise alarm over these seemingly common pests — because of something called the Bourbon virus.
People have passed away from said Bourbon virus, but there has been very little discussion about it. Now, with the sudden passing of a loving mother by the name of Tamela Wilson, we are hopeful that the discussion on this kind of virus would reach the mainstream, to warn the public of this treacherous condition. Here is Tamela Wilson’s story — it might be a bit too relatable.
It was Memorial Day in the US when Wilson discovered and removed two ticks from her body. She didn’t think much of it. Little did she know, those two minuscule pests would be the end of her — literally.
In fairness, Tamela sought the help of medical practitioners as soon as she began to feel something strange. It was dismissed as a simple urinary tract infection. However, the antiobiotics she was sent home with didn’t help at all with her growing feeling of weakness.
It came to a point where this formerly dynamic woman couldn’t even pick the phone up to talk to her children.
She deteriorated each passing day, her skin cracking and drying up. On June 23, Wilson finally gave up to her illness.
After being misdiagnosed for so long, her body was given up post mortem in order to advance research on the Bourbon virus.
Now, scientists are warning people to watch out for the following symptoms that usually emerge after contracting the Bourbon virus: high fever, nausea, joint pain, headaches, decreased appetite, muscle fatigue, nausea, throwing up, loose bowel movements, and rashes on the stomach, chest and back.
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