Tag - ticks



Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 23, 2023
First fatal case of tick-borne Oz virus reported in Japan
A woman in her 70s who had suffered a tick bite died of myocarditis last year after being infected with the Oz virus, the health ministry said Friday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health / FOCUS
Sep 28, 2020
Disease-spreading ticks keep marching north amid climate change
While broad correlation between ticks' spread and global warming is clear, predicting where they will go next as the climate changes is surprisingly daunting.
Japan Times
JAPAN / 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.
Japan Times
Sep 6, 2017
Miyazaki officials bring tick to press conference to warn of disease spread but it gets away
A deadly tick got away Monday after being brought to a news conference held by the Miyazaki Prefectural Government to warn of a tick-borne disease, prompting the governor to apologize the next day.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 8, 2017
Spike in life-threatening tick-borne diseases raises alarm in Japan
The number of patients suffering from tick-borne diseases, some of which are life-threatening, is increasing at a rapid pace this year, prompting alarm among medical experts.
Japan Times
Jul 25, 2017
Japanese woman died from tick-borne illness after cat bite, health ministry says
A woman in western Japan died from a tick-borne disease last year after being bitten by a stray cat, the health ministry said. The case is believed to be the world's first human infection of the illness without a direct bite from a tick.
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 11, 2016
Genome offers clues on thwarting disease-carrying ticks
Scientists have unlocked the genetic secrets of one of the least-loved creatures around, the tick species that spreads Lyme disease. The research may lead to new methods to control these diminutive arachnids that dine on blood.
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.


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