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  • Korea: Ticks found to be carrying SFTS- 8 deaths confirmed

    Source: http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=146732

    Updated: MAY 03, 2013
    "Deadly tick" virus detected in Korea

    ...The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the "severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome" virus or SFTS virus was found on this species of tick called the haemaphysalis longicornis.

    Officials say the virus was detected during a recent nationwide inspection.
    They stress the virus has not spread to a dangerous level, but they are advising citizens to be aware...

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    Re: Korea: Ticks found to be carrying SFTS- 1st suspected death reported

    Source: http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=147200

    Updated: MAY 16, 2013
    Korea reports first suspected death from tick-borne disease

    The cause of death of a 73-year-old Korean patient has put the country's health authorities on alert.
    The man, who has been identified only by his surname Kang, is suspected of having died from a tick-borne disease on Thursday morning at a hospital on Jeju Island.
    Medical examiners said that Kang died from blood poisioning, a common disease, but also said Kang had traces of tick bites on his body.
    They also said Kang had symptoms resembling SFTS, or severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome, a tick-borne virus, about a week before his death...

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      Re: Korea: Ticks found to be carrying SFTS- 1st suspected death reported

      Source: http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=147356

      Updated: MAY 21, 2013
      Korea confirms first death from tick-borne virus

      The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday.. it had confirmed that a 63-year-old woman died of SFTS, or severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome, last August.

      The woman suffered from high fever, diarrhea.. and multi-organ failure -- all common symptoms of the disease.

      She died around ten days after she was hospitalized,.. and the cause of death had been unclear at the time.

      The disease control center confirmed Tuesday, that the cause of death was the deadly tick-borne virus.

      They said she had sustained the tick bite on a farm near her home in northeastern Gangwon Province...

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        Re: Korea: Ticks found to be carrying SFTS- 1st suspected death reported

        http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/nati...03600315F.HTML
        2013/05/16 11:46 KST
        S. Korea reports first suspected death by killer tick
        [snip]
        The syndrome, recently reported in China and Japan and known to be linked to a tick-born Bunyavirus virus, has a fatality rate of as high as 30 percent. Symptoms include fever, vomiting, diarrhea, multiple organ failure and other blood-related problems...
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          Re: Korea: Ticks found to be carrying SFTS- 1st suspected death reported

          Woman shows signs of lethal tick-borne virus
          May 23,2013
          A day after Korea reported its first confirmed case of a patient in Gangwon who died last August due to a deadly tick-borne virus, the North Chungcheong Provincial Government reported yesterday that a 65-year-old female resident in Chungju, North Chungcheong, showed symptoms similar to those with the fatal virus.

          The authorities reported the patient might have contracted the disease through a tick bite while collecting herbs on a local mountain over the weekend.

          Soon after coming down from the mountain, the woman, whose identity has been withheld, experienced high fever and muscle aches. She was admitted to a university hospital as her symptoms grew worse, including a decrease in white blood cell counts.

          The university hospital reported the woman’s case to the provincial government as her symptoms suggested she might have been infected with SFTS, or severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome, transmitted through a tick bite.
          ...
          By Kang Jin-kyu [jkkang2@joongang.co.kr]
          http://koreajoongangdaily.joinsmsn.c...me%7Cnewslist1
          Twitter: @RonanKelly13
          The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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            Re: Korea: Ticks found to be carrying SFTS- suspected death reported

            Source: http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=147482

            Updated: MAY 24, 2013
            Sixty-nine-year-old man dies from suspected case of tick-borne virus in Korea

            Another tick alert in this country.
            An elderly man died this week from a suspected case of a tick-borne virus in Korea's southern port city of Busan.
            Whether the 69-year-old man actually succumbed to the tick-borne virus has not been confirmed yet...

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              Re: Korea: Ticks found to be carrying SFTS- suspected death reported

              Source: http://english.chosun.com/site/data/...052401133.html

              Second Victim of Tick-Borne Virus Confirmed

              A second victim of the tick-borne virus SFTS was confirmed on Thursday by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

              "A 73-year-old man who ran a cattle farm in Jeju died on May 16 and we concluded that the cause of death was severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS)...

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                Re: Korea: Ticks found to be carrying SFTS- suspected death reported

                Source: http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=147570


                Arirang News
                Updated: MAY 27, 2013
                78-year-old man dies in North Chungcheong, tick-borne virus suspected


                A 78-year-old man died on Sunday in North Chungcheong Province.
                Although not confirmed yet, the cause of death may have been a deadly tick-borne virus.
                The man was first admitted to a hospital in the city of Chungju with a high fever.
                He was then transferred to Chungbuk National University Hospital as his condition deteriorated.
                He died shortly thereafter...

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                  Re: Korea: Ticks found to be carrying SFTS- suspected death reported

                  2013/06/03 13:46 KST

                  Disease control agency says tick-borne virus kills four South Koreans
                  SEOUL, June 3 (Yonhap) -- A deadly tick-borne virus has killed four South Koreans and sickened two others, the state-run disease control agency said Monday.

                  The severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus killed a 63-year-old woman in the country's eastern region in August last year, though her infection of the virus was confirmed last month, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).

                  ...

                  Last month, the virus also killed three other South Koreans -- a 73-year-old man and an 82-year-old woman, both in the country's southern resort island of Jeju, and a 74-year-old woman in the southeastern region, according to the KCDC.
                  ...
                  http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/nati...04600320F.HTML
                  Twitter: @RonanKelly13
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                    Re: Korea: Ticks found to be carrying SFTS- 4 deaths confirmed

                    S. Korea says death toll from tick-borne virus rises to 8

                    SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- A deadly tick-borne virus has killed eight elderly South Koreans, the state-run disease control agency said Friday.

                    The latest victim of the severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus is a 62-year-old man in the country's southern resort island of Jeju. He died on Thursday after being treated at a hospital for weeks, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
                    ...
                    http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/n...-virus-rises-8
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                      Re: Korea: Ticks found to be carrying SFTS- 8 deaths confirmed

                      Source: http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_View.asp?nseq=149161

                      Updated: JUL 12, 2013
                      Two more Korean patients with deadly tick-borne virus

                      Health authorities here in Korea confirmed two more cases of a deadly tick-borne virus on Friday, bringing the total number of people who have contracted it to 17...

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