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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 313
Asymptomatic severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus infection: Evidences


1 Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Tropical Medicine Department, Hainan Medical University, Haikou, China

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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Asymptomatic severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus infection: Evidences. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2015;8:313

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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Asymptomatic severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus infection: Evidences. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2015 [cited 2019 Dec 13];8:313. Available from: http://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2015/8/6/313/162623
Dear Sir,

Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV) infection is a new tick-borne phlebovirus infection. [1] At present, the known endemic area of this infection is East Asia (China, Korea, and Japan). The infection can result in acute febrile illness with hemorrhagic complications. However, an important concern is the recent reports on asymptomatic infection. The asymptomatic infection can be due to person-to-person blood contact. [2] Of interest is the fact that a report publication in "transfusion" showed that there is a considerable high rate of asymptomatic viremia. [3] It should be noted that the seroprevalence study might be an effective tool to follow up the silent widespread of this new disease to new nearby settings.

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1.
Li DX. Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome: A newly discovered emerging infectious disease. Clin Microbiol Infect 2015;21:614-20.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
2.
Wang Y, Deng B, Zhang J, Cui W, Yao W, Liu P. Person-to-person asymptomatic infection of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus through blood contact. Intern Med 2014;53:903-6.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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Zeng P, Ma L, Gao Z, Wang J, Liu J, Huang X, et al; International Component of the NHLBI Recipient Epidemiology and Donor Evaluation Study-III (REDS-III). A study of seroprevalence and rates of asymptomatic viremia of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus among Chinese blood donors. Transfusion 2015;55:965-71.  Back to cited text no. 3
    

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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.162623

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