SFTS: Fears As China discovers New Virus Amid COVID-19

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SFTS: Fears As China Announces New Virus Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

As the world is still struggling with the spread of the terrifying COVID-19 outbreak, China discovered a new deadly transmittable virus.

According to News, the eastern Chinese Jiangsu Province has discovered an illness that could be transmitted from one human to another.

It has been reported that not less than 37 persons have been infected with Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (SFTS) this year so far.

Medical experts has, however, warned against the virus which was reportedly gotten through ticks, noting that it could be contagious to humans.

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Confirming the report, Sheng Jifang, an expert on the novel bunyavirus and director of the infectious disease department with the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine, said that a patient who was infected with the novel bunyavirus three years ago and later died had infected 16 people who had contact with the patient’s dead body as the patient had bleeding due to severe infection.

One of those people also died later, Global Times reported.

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