SFTS Virus Detected In China Reported Tick Bite is Transmission Route

by StartupWorld Staff         

Globally the coronavirus pandemic is at its surge and battling to curb it. Besides, the activist and researchers, as well as several regulatory bodies, is reportedly claiming that coronavirus is originated from China. In addition to this, China has now confirmed a news virus formed by a tick-borne virus that causes the disease's infection, which has already killed 7 people and infected 60 others so far. 

Even the media has officially reported and warned that a novel tick-borne virus has the possibility of human-to-human transmission. In the first half of 2020, more than 37 citizens of East China's Jiangsu Province had decreased with the Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) Virus. Later, another 23 citizens were found to have been infected in East China's Anhui province; a leading media house quoted the reports.

One of the infected women from Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu, who was infected from the SFTS virus, has shown the beginning of symptoms such as coughing and fever. Doctors found a fall off in leukocyte, the blood platelet inside of her body. After a course of treatment of 30 days, she was discharged from the hospital.

SFTS Virus Detected In China Reported Tick Bite is Transmission Route

The report has also mentioned that a minimum of 7 people has died in East China's Zhejiang and Anhui province due to the virus.

SFTS Virus is not a new virus. In 2011, China had isolated pathogens of the virus, and it belongs to the Bunyavirus category. Virologists also believe that the infection might have been transmitted on to humans by ticks and that the virus can further be transmitted between humans-to-humans.

Zhejiang University's first affiliated hospital's doctor Sheng Jifang said that the possibility of human-to-human transmission could not be prohibited, and patients can pass the virus to other healthy bodies via mucus or blood.

Doctors have also warned that tick bite is the main transmission route. As long as people remain cautious, there's no need to panic more on such virus contagion, reports said.


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