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Another virus Tick-borne spread in China

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Report: Another virus spread in China. Tick-borne virus kills 7, infects 60 in China. All about new pathogen. Ticks are known to carry 83 viruses. The disease caused by the tick-borne virus is called Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (SFTS) and the virus has been identified as novel bunyavirus.

While the world continues to grapple with the novel coronavirus with India emerging the biggest hotspot, a new virus tick-borne virus has marked its presence in China.  The Coronavirus outbreak had originated in China last year.

The new viral infection has killed seven people in China, infecting more than 60 others in East China’s Jiangsu and Anhui provinces. It has set off alarm bells among the health officials in the country and across the world.

The disease is infectious and caused by a tick-borne virus (TBV). Ticks are known to carry 83 viruses. The disease caused by the tick-borne virus is called Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (SFTS) and the virus has been identified as the novel bunyavirus.

According to a report published in the Global Times, a mouthpiece of the Communist Party of China (CPC), SFTS is a “new epidemic disease of natural origin”.

Source – Zimcelebs

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