2020 novel bunyavirus outbreak

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The 2020 SFTS virus outbreak refers to reports[1] of an ongoing outbreak of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) in East China Template:Medical citation needed span The outbreak has so far infected 60 people and killed 7.[2][3][4][5]

According to infectious disease expert Sheng Jifang, early symptoms of infection include fatigue, fever and sometimes a rash. The virus is a tick-borne disease, but can also spread person to person "via blood or mucous".[4][3]


SFTS virus was first discovered in rural areas in China in 2009.[6]

The outbreak was believed to begin in April 2020. In East China's Jiangsu Province, over 37 people had contracted the virus. In Anhui, there were 23 cases and 5 deaths. As of 5 August, there is a total of 60 confirmed cases with 7 deaths.[7][8]

See also


  1. Haberler, Dis (2020-08-06). "Çin'de şimdi de 'bunyavirüs' alarmı: 7 kişi hayatını kaybetti" (in tr). CNN Türk. https://www.cnnturk.com/dunya/cinde-simdi-de-bunyavirus-alarmi-7-kisi-hayatini-kaybetti. 
  2. PTI (6 August 2020). "Seven dead, 60 infected by new infectious disease in China: Report". The Indian Express. https://indianexpress.com/article/world/china-tick-borne-virus-6541829/. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Sixty infected, seven dead as new tick-borne virus spreads across East China". Tech2. 2020-08-06. https://www.firstpost.com/tech/science/sixty-infected-seven-dead-new-tick-borne-virus-spreads-across-east-china-8677501.html. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Chen, Shasha (2020-08-05). "Novel bunya virus infection caused by tick bites can pass from person to person". globaltimes.cn. https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1196864.shtml. 
  5. Cheng, Ching-Tse (2020-08-05). "Novel bunyavirus re-emerges in China, kills seven". Taiwan News. https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3980960. 
  6. Yu, Xue-Jie; Liang, Mi-Fang; Zhang, Shou-Yin; Liu, Yan; Li, Jian-Dong; Sun, Yu-Lan; Zhang, Lihong; Zhang, Quan-Fu et al. (2011-04-21). "Fever with Thrombocytopenia Associated with a Novel Bunyavirus in China". The New England journal of medicine 364 (16): 1523–1532. Template:Citation error. ISSN 0028-4793. PMC 3113718. PMID 21410387. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3113718/. 
  7. Desk, News (6 August 2020). "New Virus Alert: 7 Dead, 60 Infected in China, Tick Bite is Transmission Route". India.com. https://www.india.com/news/world/new-virus-alert-7-dead-60-infected-in-china-tick-bite-is-transmission-route-4103624/. 
  8. PTI (5 August 2020). "New Virus KIlls Seven In China, Infects 60: Report". Outlook India. https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/world-news-new-virus-kills-seven-in-china-infects-60-report/358054.