Tick-based Virus In China Kills Seven, Infects 60: Report
All deaths took place in Anhui and East China’s Zhejiang province.
In dreadful news coming in from China, a new deadly virus has apparently emerged in the country that has already killed seven people and infected 60. According to a report, this virus is borne by ticks that are usually found stuck to dogs. Called the SFTS Virus, it was contracted by more than 37 people in East China’s Jiangsu Province within the first half of the year. After a while, 23 people were found to be infected in East China’s Anhui province.
A report states that a woman in China’s Nanjing, who suffered from the virus showed symptoms such as fever and coughing. Doctors found a decline of leukocyte, blood platelets inside her body. Following a month of continued treatment, she was discharged from the hospital. It has also been found that the SFTS Virus is not a new virus. In fact, China had isolated the pathogen of the virus way back in 2011. It is known to belong to the Bunyavirus category.
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