First Death in the World for the Contagion of Tick Viruses after Cat Bite

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The international scientific community has recently been alerted to the death of a woman in Japan, provoked in the last term by the bite of a stray cat. It had the SFTS virus (high fever syndrome with thrombocytopenia), a disease caused by tick bite. Unfortunately, the woman died a few days after the event. The symptoms of the sting are joint pains, fever, diarrhea and vomiting. People over 50 years tend to be more exposed to the attack of the virus. Although experts claim that human risk is not very high, treatment has not yet been found to cure the disease. We have not found cases such as this one. In order to be able to deal properly with stray animals, we...

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