- A tick-borne virus infected more than 60 individuals in China recently
- The SFTS Virus or Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome is not a new virus
- Since 2009, there have been several outbreaks of SFTS, with cases normally recorded in China
- Doctors warned that tick bite is the major transmission route of Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome
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Another type of virus is infecting people in China. The SFTS Virus or Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome has infected more than 60 people infected and killed at least seven according to reports.
According to a report by Global Times, 37 people in Jiangsu Province have been diagnosed with Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome this year.
23 more people were infected in the Anhui Province as reported by CNA news channel. The 7 recorded deaths were from Anhui Province (5) and Zhejiang Province (2).
Symptoms experienced by a woman in her 60s in Jiangsu Province include fever, coughing, and fatigue.
The said virus was first discovered in 2009 in the Henan and Anhui provinces and has a fatality rate among older people.
Novel bunyavirus infection can be transmitted from person to person. A Chinese expert warned the public with infected family members to take the necessary preventive and protective measures against the deadly virus.
Meanwhile, here are some of the netizens' reactions to this news:
Covid-19 came in and shut the whole world down, then we heard of something called the hantavirus, then came in the swine flu, then the bubonic plague and now there’s a "tick-borne"virus that has killed 7 and infected 60 people in China.
Coronavirus wasn’t bad enough, so now there’s a new virus outbreak in China A tick-borne illness is rearing its head in China after first being discovered nearly a decade ago.
Is this tick borne virus real?
Currently, a pandemic is experienced throughout the world caused by COVID-19 or Coronavirus Disease 2019.
The COVID-19 outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. The Philippines has slowly eased quarantine measures and Filipinos are starting to adapt to the new normal.
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The government faced problems when they imposed the initial community quarantine, which was elevated into enhanced community quarantine.
It also suspended transportation causing massive problems with commuters. Doctors have died after being infected by COVID-19. They are among the frontliners who attend to the patients rushing to hospitals amid pandemic.
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