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New Virus WARNING! 7 People Killed & 60 Others Infected in China; More Details Inside

Tooba Maher
Tooba Maher
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A new infectious disease having the possibility of its human-to-human transmission has killed seven people and infected 60 others in China. As per the official media reports, it is caused by a tick-borne virus. In East China's Jiangsu Province, over 37 people contracted with the SFTS Virus in the first half of the year. However, later 23 people were found to be infected in East China's Anhui province, as per media reports from state-run Global Times.

Symptoms of New Virus:

A woman from Nanjing, which is capital of Jiangsu, suffered from the virus. She showed onset of symptoms such as fever, coughing. Doctors also found a decline of leukocyte, blood platelet inside of her body. She was discharged from the hospital after a month of treatment.

According to reports, seven people have died in Anhui and East China's Zhejiang province due to the virus. It is to be noted that, SFTS Virus is not a new virus. In 2011, China has isolated pathogen of the virus which belongs to the Bunyavirus category.

Virologists said that the infection may have been passed on to humans by ticks. They believed the virus can be transmitted between humans. A doctor, Sheng Jifang from the first affiliated hospital under Zhejiang University, informed that the possibility of human-to-human transmission could not be excluded. Patients can pass the virus to others through blood or mucous.

However, doctors warned that tick bite is the major transmission route. People must remain cautious, and there's no need to over panic over such virus contagion.

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