China : As the world is battling the COVID pandemic, reportedly originating from China, the country has now confirmed a new infectious disease caused by a tick-borne virus that has killed seven people and infected 60 others so far.
More than 37 people in East China’s Jiangsu Province contracted with the SFTS Virus in the first half of the year. Later, 23 people were found to have been infected in East China’s Anhui province, state-run Global Times quoted media reports.
At least seven people have died in Anhui and East China’s Zhejiang province due to the virus, the report said.
Virologists believe that the infection may have been passed on to humans by ticks and that the virus can be transmitted between humans.