Amid the rise of COVID-19 pandemic all over the world, a new infectious viral disease caused by a tick-borne virus has killed seven people and infected 60 people in the virus epicenter China, reported by official media on Wedneday, warning about the virus's human to human transmission.
All the seven people have died in the Chinese province of Zhejian and Anhui. More than 37 people in East China's Jiangsu Province contracted with the SFTS Virus in the first half of 2020. Later, 23 people were found to have been infected in East China's Anhui province, Global Times reported.
As per the report, A woman from Nanjiang, capital of jiangsu, who suffered from the virus showed symptoms such as coughing and fever. Doctors found a decline of blood platelet, leukocyte inside her body. After a month of treatment she was discharged from the hospital.
Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (SFTS) virus is not a new virus. China has isolated pathogen of the virus in the year 2011, and the virus belongs to the Bunyavirus category.
Virologists believe that the infection may have been passed on to humans by ticks and that the virus can be transmitted between humans, it said.
The report cited Sheng Jifang, a doctor from the hospital under Zhejiang University, as saying that the infected patients can transmit the virus to other people by blood or mucous.