Characterization of Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome in Rural Regions of Zhejiang, China

@inproceedings{Zhang2014CharacterizationOS,
  title={Characterization of Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome in Rural Regions of Zhejiang, China},
  author={Lei Zhang and L Ye and David M. Ojcius and Xiuyu Lou and Chengwei Wang and Cen Feng and Yi Sun and Zhongfa Wang and Shibo Li and Yanjun Zhang},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV) infections have recently been found in rural regions of Zhejiang. A severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) surveillance and sero-epidemiological investigation was conducted in the districts with outbreaks. During the study period of 2011-2014, a total of 51 SFTSV infection cases were identified and the case fatality rate was 12% (6/51). Ninety two percent of the patients (47/51) were over 50 years of age, and 63% (32/51) of… CONTINUE READING
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