“They even bled my horses, and my dogs and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cats</span>
,” the owner of
the farm said. “They got to looking at me, and I said, ‘I already gave.’ ”
The scientists have been trying to find out how this farmer and another unfor
tunate Missouri man contracted a severe viral disease — a new one, never seen befor
e. It put both men in the hospital for
more than a week with high fevers, diarrhea, nausea, muscle pain, low blood cell counts and liver abnormalities.