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SFTS (severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome): A Japanese woman has died from a tick-borne virus after being bitten by a stray cat in what is possibly the world’s first animal-to-human transmission of the disease.

Daily Mail

  • “….In Japan some 60 people contract the disease every year from tick bites with a fatality rate of some 20 percent….”
  • Zhao L, Zhai S, Wen H, Cui F, Chi Y, Wang L, et al. Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome Virus, Shandong Province, China. Emerg Infect Dis. 2012;18(6):963-965. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid1806.111345
  • Park S, Han M, Yun S, Park C, Lee W, Ryou J, et al. Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome Virus, South Korea, 2013. Emerg Infect Dis. 2014;20(11):1880-1882. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2011.140888

Isolation of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV) from case-patients, South Korea, 2013. A, B) Indirect immunofluorescent features of Vero E6 cells primed with SFTSV N protein monoclonal antibody and reacted with fluoresce in isothiocyanateconjugated anti-mouse IgG. B) Transmission electron microscopy image of Vero E6 cells infected with SFTSV. Scale bar indicates 500 nm.

Isolation of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV) from case-patients, South Korea, 2013. A, B) Indirect immunofluorescent features of Vero E6 cells primed with SFTSV N protein monoclonal antibody and reacted with fluoresce in isothiocyanateconjugated anti-mouse IgG. B) Transmission electron microscopy image of Vero E6 cells infected with SFTSV. Scale bar indicates 500 nm.

 


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