Age Is a Critical Risk Factor for Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome

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BACKGROUND Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging infectious disease in East Asia. SFTS is a tick borne hemorrhagic fever caused by SFTSV, a new bunyavirus named after the syndrome. We investigated the epidemiology of SFTS in Laizhou County, Shandong Province, China. METHODS We collected serum specimens of all patients who were… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0111736

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@inproceedings{Ding2014AgeIA, title={Age Is a Critical Risk Factor for Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome}, author={Shujun Ding and Guoyu Niu and Xuehua Xu and Jinping Li and Xiaomei Zhang and Haiying Yin and Naijie Zhang and Xiaolin Jiang and Shiwen Wang and Mifang Liang and Xianjun Wang and Xue-Jie Yu}, booktitle={PloS one}, year={2014} }