Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome and its pathogen SFTSV

Xiao Ying Lei, Miao Miao Liu, Xue Jie Yu

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Abstract

Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging hemorrhagic fever in East Asia with case fatality up to 50%. SFTS is caused by SFTSV, a tick borne bunyavirus. In endemic area in China 1%-3% population was infected with SFTSV, but age is critical risk factor for hospitalization and death of SFTS patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-154
Number of pages6
JournalMicrobes and Infection
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015

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Keywords

  • Bunyavirus
  • Hemorrhagic fever
  • Phlebovirus
  • SFTSV
  • Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases

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