(ORDO NEWS) — The Dabie bandavirus or SFTS virus, a tick-borne virus that causes severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome, is a condition characterized by a decrease in platelet count, high bleeding and bleeding problems.
The main carriers are ixodid ticks. It is possible that the SFTS virus can be transmitted by other blood-sucking arthropods.
The main symptoms of SFTS are:
- Dizziness and headache;
- Decrease in the level of leukocytes;
- Increased liver enzymes.
It is noteworthy that after 5-7 days in about 77% of those infected, the symptoms disappear by themselves. Others have a second phase of the disease, which includes central nervous system paralysis and organ damage.
The mortality rate of SFTS is 12% on average. There is currently no vaccine.
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