China Affected by Tick-Borne Virus, Everything About It

 While we are still not over with the increasing number of coronavirus, in China, they are facing other contagious virus. Novel coronavirus infected more than 19 million people till date even after all possible things government and people can do.


Seven people died, and 60 got infected so far in China because of the new Tick-borne virus. China media reported on Tuesday that this deadly virus has the possibility of human to human transfer.


The scientists have discovered that this virus is transforming from the ticks of humans. The leading global sites have said that it is in China’s East Jiangsu Province have reported at least 37 cases within six months, and 23 people have leased later in East china’s Anhui province.

Everything About The Virus

According to a Global times report, Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (SFTS) is not a new disease. In 2009 the virus was first discovered in central China and isolated this pathogen in 2011. This pathogen belongs to the Bunyavirus family, and it’s a rodent-borne virus

The transmission of this virus is from Haemaphysalis longicornis, and it is commonly found in Africa, America, and Asia. This virus has surfaced mostly in Korea, Japan, and China.

Some studies of this virus also told us that the virus could cross one continent to another by the potential carriers of this virus, but no health authorities haven’t been concerned about this. From March to April, the infection of this pathogen was at its peak and will rise more.


Symptoms Of SFTS

People who caught this virus shows symptoms like:-

  • Fever
  • gastrointestinal symptoms
  • thrombocytopenia
  • leukopenia
  • hemorrhagic fever

Severe cases lead to multi-organ loss.

Atypical signs and symptoms of the virus have been found; according to the CDC, asymptomatic infections, been identified.

Is There A Treatment For this Virus?

China: SFTS is not a new virus, but still, there is no vaccine or any specific treatment for this possible pandemic virus. But there are some recommendations that to avoid tick bites and not to go to jungles during the outbreak as it is common in wooded areas.

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