Tick-borne SFTS disease spreads via dog

National / Science & Health Oct 11, 2017

Tick-borne SFTS disease spreads via dog

A man in his 40s in Tokushima Prefecture has acquired the tick-borne disease known as severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome, or SFTS, through contact with a dog, local government said Tuesday. It is the first case of the infection transmitted through a dog, according to ...

Editorials Mar 4, 2013

Fever from the fields

At least five people in Japan have died of severe fever from thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS), a virus infection said to be transmitted by ticks.