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Alert- A New Tick-borne Virus Kills Seven people and Infected 60 others in China

A New Tick-borne Virus Kills Seven people and Infected 60 others in China
 A new virus outbreak in China has raised concerns over Covid. A new infectious disease caused by a tick-borne virus has killed seven people and infected 60 others in China, official media here reported on Wednesday, warning about the possibility of its human-to-human transmission.

More than 37 people in East China’s Jiangsu Province contracted with the SFTS Virus in the first half of the year. Later, 23 people were found to have been infected in East China’s Anhui province, state-run Global Times quoted media reports.The virus is said to be transmitted by the bite of a flea. Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome is a virus that belongs to the genus Bunia. So far, seven people have died in China from the virus. According to official figures, 60 people have been infected.

The virus was first confirmed in a woman. She was admitted to the hospital with fever and cough and had a gradual decrease in the number of blood platelets in her body. After a month of treatment, they recovered. Experts say the virus, which is transmitted from fleas to humans, cannot be ruled out.
The virus can be transmitted through blood or mucus. Doctors say there is no need to panic about the epidemic as long as there is vigilance. Common symptoms are fever, fatigue, vomiting, abdominal pain, and loss of appetite. It is reported that there are currently no drugs but effective treatment can reduce mortality.

However, health experts say the virus is not new and was reported in the country in 2011. The virus was confirmed in an elderly man in Taiwan last November. His symptoms were fever and vomiting. Although he had no international travels, he regularly traveled to the hills. The Taiwan Center for Disease Control has since instructed the public to avoid wearing shorts in wooded areas and other areas prone to fleas.

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