Epidemiologic features of severe fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome in China, 2011-2012

Ding, Fan, Zhang, Wenyi, Wang, Liya, Hu, Wenbiao, Soares Magalhaes, Ricardo J., Sun, Hailong, Zhou, Hang, Sha, Sha, Li, Shenlong, Liu, Qiyong, Li, Qun, Yang, Weizhong, Huang, Liuyu, Li, Chengyi, & Yin, Wenwu (2013) Epidemiologic features of severe fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome in China, 2011-2012. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 56(11), pp. 1682-1683.

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Abstract

Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS), an emerging vector-borne disease, is caused by a novel bunyavirus belonging to the genus Phlebovirus [1, 2]. SFTS infections can be life-threatening and are characterized by sudden onset of fever, thrombocytopenia, gastrointestinal symptoms, and leukocytopenia. The tick Haemaphysalis longicornis is generally considered to be the vector of SFTS, which is widely distributed in China [2]. Person-to-person transmission through direct contact with contaminated blood has also been reported as a possible means of SFTS transmission [3–5]. Currently, there is no specific treatment other than supportive care [6]...

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ID Code: 67163
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Articles free to read on journal website after 12 months back to Jan 1996
DOI: 10.1093/cid/cit100
ISSN: 1537-6591
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Epidemiology (111706)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Deposited On: 12 Feb 2014 04:30
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 06:10

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