The death of a man who perished 11 days after contracting a newly-discovered virus is shedding the first light into a disease health officials are calling the “Bourbon virus."

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a study Friday of the symptoms suffered by a patient named John Seested, a man in his fifties from eastern Kansas who discovered a tick on his shoulder last spring and later suffered as his nausea and diarrhea gave way to fever and chills and his ultimate death. The disease is named for the county Seested hailed from.

Health officials have linked the new pathogen with a type known as thogotoviruses that come from mosquitos or ticks in Europe, Asia and Africa, but Seested’s death is the group’s first appearance in the U.S. and only the eighth recorded time a human has caught any virus in that group, according to the agency.