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  • Japan - Total of 5 Japanese deaths from Severe Thrombocytopenic Fever Syndrome; existed in Japan in 2005

    Source: Kyodo, http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2013/01/206786.html

    18:11 30 January

    1 Japanese dies of new viral infection

    TOKYO, Jan. 30, Kyodo

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    Re: 1 Japanese dies of new viral infection (Kyodo, January 30 2013)

    WARNING: Google Automatic Translation.

    Source: NHK, in Japanese http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/2013...173311000.html


    Dead in the country's first virus of tick-borne

    1月30日 18时2分


    I found that last fall, and one had died from infections caused by tick-borne virus in Yamaguchi Prefecture. The first time the infection was confirmed in the country, for the medical institutions of the country, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, if the patient died of similar symptoms were asked to report immediately.

    It is that the patient according to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, autumn last year, was admitted to the hospital complaining of symptoms such as vomiting and fever to the hospital in Yamaguchi Prefecture is, such as the value of platelets is significantly reduced, and the death of the state of the whole body is deteriorated.

    It is where the National Institute of Infectious Diseases has made ​​an investigation, the virus that causes "severe febrile thrombocytopenia syndrome" SFTS = from, such as the patient's blood has been detected.
    This is the first time that this virus infection was confirmed in the country
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    It means that in some cases have died of tick-borne infection, symptoms such as fever and vomiting comes out after an incubation period of two weeks from the 6th, and increase in severity.

    This virus has been found in the new species two years ago in China, 200 patients have been reported, at least in China with more than 10% mortality.

    I have studied in detail to see that patients in Yamaguchi Prefecture, and was never to go abroad recently, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare had been bitten by a tick infected in the country.

    Virus of China and Japan, looking because there is a difference, the virus itself is assumed to have existed in the country before the genetic level.
    Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, for the patients who died with respect to medical institutions nationwide, symptoms such as fever and platelet reduction of out asked to report immediately.

    In a nationally distributed ticks outside of Japan as well, tick-borne virus that is a mite that lives in the home, such as clothing and bedding types are different.

    Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in an area where ticks such as grass inhabited by many are warned to avoid being bitten by ticks to wear long sleeves, long pants.


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      Re: 1 Japanese dies of new viral infection (Kyodo, January 30 2013)

      WARNING: Google Machine Translation.

      Source: Wall Street Journal Japan, http://jp.wsj.com/article/JJ11552692...577053613.html

      Updated January 30, 2013 16:30 JST
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      Japan's first human death = 1, tick-borne disease in adults Yamaguchi - Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare .


       30 days, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare announced last fall, adult Yamaguchi is infected, and died about a week after the "(SFTS) syndrome thrombocytopenia febrile severe disease" tick-borne new causative virus was first identified in 2011 was.

      Infection for the first time in the country, is the confirmation of death. The ministry issued a notification on the same day across the country to investigate whether there is no similar patients.

       That seen in patients without a history of recent travel, were infected in the country. 


      [Jiji Press]


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        Re: 1 Japanese dies of new viral infection (Kyodo, January 30 2013)

        WARNING: Google Machine Translation.

        Source: Sponichi, in Japanese, http://www.sponichi.co.jp/society/ne...005090640.html


        Confirmed dead last fall, the first new tick-borne infection in Yamaguchi


         30 days, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare announced in viral infections mite occurrence has been reported in China from around 2009 to mediate, Yamaguchi Prefecture and one adult died in the fall of last year. This disease is "severe febrile thrombocytopenia syndrome", the first time in the country confirmed.  

        30 days, the ministry asked to provide information when a patient similar for each prefecture.  

        According to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, the patient is vomiting or fever, and a decrease in platelets, he died about one week after the onset.

        Instead of traveling abroad, but was not confirmed any traces of mite bite clearly seen, this viral gene is found from the blood.  I seen from the fact that part of the gene sequence was different from that of China, and the virus was originally in Japan.  

        Besides being bitten by a tick, this virus is also an example of contact with infected blood or body fluids of a patient. In addition to this the patient's symptoms, it is also known that such as loss of appetite and headache appears.

        According to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, no effective vaccines and treatments currently, estimated from the reported fatality rate in China is about 12%.  

        According to the ministry, China virus found in ticks fellow. And large, 3-4 mm, from house dust mite you are indoors, length of previous ticks suck blood in the country are widely distributed in the south of Aomori Yamano.

        That it is important to wear long-sleeved clothes when entering these places to prevent infection, do not be bitten by a tick. If you are bitten are urged to visit the hospital.

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          Re: 1 Japanese dies of new viral infection (Kyodo, January 30 2013): Severe Thrombocytopenic Fever Syndrome

          Source: http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_...AJ201302200053


          Concern rises over deadly tick-borne virus in Japan
          February 20, 2013
          THE ASAHI SHIMBUN

          A newly identified deadly virus probably transmitted by blood-sucking ticks is causing concern after experts confirmed it in Japan only a few years after it first surfaced in China.

          To date, there have been four deaths in Japan. The latest is that of a man who died last summer in Hiroshima Prefecture after contracting "severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome" (SFTS), the Hiroshima prefectural government said Feb. 19...

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            Re: Japan - Total of 4 Japanese deaths from Severe Thrombocytopenic Fever Syndrome

            hat tip Michael Coston

            Japan Announces 4th SFTS Fatality




            Photo Credit Wikipedia Tick Species Associated with SFTS in China

            # 6952


            SFTS or Severe Fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome emerged as a diagnosis in China after outbreaks were identified in Hubei and Henan provinces during the spring and summer of 2009. While ticks were suspected as vectors, the pathogen behind this disease was not initially known.
            In 2011, the NEJM published a study Fever with Thrombocytopenia Associated with a Novel Bunyavirus in China. STFS has been associated with a 12% mortality rate in China.
            To date over three hundred Bunyaviruses have been identified, with rodents often cited as carriers. While not all Bunyaviruses are dangerous to humans (some only infect plants), the Bunyavirus family include such nasties as Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, Hantaviruses, and Rift Valley Fever.
            Most are spread via arthropod vectors (ticks, mosquitoes & sand flies), with the exception of Hantaviruses (see Hantaviruses Revisited), which are spread via the feces and urine of rodents.
            Just three weeks ago (seeSFTS Fatality Reported In Japan) we learned of the first known SFTS case in the country of Japan. Just two weeks later, headlines read Japan Reports Two Additional SFTS Fatalities.

            Today, news of a 4th confirmed fatality in Japan, and word that 9 more cases are under investigation. Links to two news report and a Japan Ministry of Health Statement, and then I’ll return with a little more.
            Tick-borne virus claimed 4th victim last summer

            Jiji Press
            A man died in Hiroshima Prefecture last summer after being infected with a tick-borne virus, becoming the fourth known victim of the viral infection in the country, the health ministry said Tuesday
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            Concern rises over deadly tick-borne virus in Japan
            February 20, 2013
            THE ASAHI SHIMBUN
            A newly identified deadly virus probably transmitted by blood-sucking ticks is causing concern after experts confirmed it in Japan only a few years after it first surfaced in China.

            (Continue . . . )
            From Japan’s Ministry of Health (warning, awkward machine translation ahead).
            Situation in the country confirmed thrombocytopenia syndrome in patients with severe febrile (SFTS)

            Recently, "syndrome thrombocytopenia febrile severe (Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome: SFTS)" disease tickborne new response to the fact that cases have been confirmed for the first time in the country, with respect to medical institutions, we have examined the patient similar If you provide information that has been requested through the local government cooperation (Annex 1).

            Then out of the case, written by a medical institution, it was a SFTS is confirmed by inspection of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (. suspected domestic infection. died last summer. Hiroshima adult males) one new case Since, in municipalities across the country that I have provided information effect (Annex 2).
            Continue to conduct research and gather information about the disease, in the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, we will take appropriate action.

            While the sudden identification of 4 fatal cases linked to a recently discovered virus may be a bit disconcerting, it doesn’t necessarily indicate a new threat has emerged on the Japanese landscape.
            Often detections of a novel infectious disease come about as the inevitable result of better diagnostic tests that can now identify pathogens that - until recently - were misidentified or missed altogether.
            Tickborne diseases are on the rise in the United States and around the world, with Lyme disease alone is considered responsible for 20,000+ infections each year (MMWR Lyme Disease --- United States, 2003—2005).

            The CDC lists a number of diseases carried by ticks in the United States, including: Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis , Ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, Rickettsia parkeri Rickettsiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF), STARI (Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness), Tickborne relapsing fever (TBRF), Tularemia, and364D Rickettsiosis.

            And last year in New Phlebovirus Discovered In Missouri we learned of another emerging virus carried by ticks, dubbed the `Heartland Virus’.
            Whether a new and emerging threat, or simply an ability to finally recognize a long-time nemesis, it makes sense to take precautions against ticks and other vector-borne diseases.

            This from the Minnesota Department of Health.

            Lastly, the CDC offers advice on:

            Preventing Tick Bites
            While it is a good idea to take preventive measures against ticks year-round, be extra vigilant in warmer months (April-September) when ticks are most active.
            Posted by Michael Coston at <a class="timestamp-link" href="http://afludiary.blogspot.com/2013/02/japan-announces-4th-sfts-fatality.html" rel="bookmark" title="permanent link"><abbr class="published" title="2013-02-20T08:42:00-05:00">8:42 AM</abbr>
            "May the long time sun
            Shine upon you,
            All love surround you,
            And the pure light within you
            Guide your way on."

            "Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, lies your calling."
            Aristotle

            “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
            Mohandas Gandhi

            Be the light that is within.

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              Re: Japan - Total of 5 Japanese deaths from Severe Thrombocytopenic Fever Syndrome; existed in Japan in 2005

              Source: http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T130226004472.htm



              Govt confirms 5th death from tick-borne virus
              (Feb. 27, 2013)
              Jiji Press

              A man in his 60s in Nagasaki Prefecture died in autumn 2005 after developing severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome, or SFTS, after being infected by a tick-borne virus, the health ministry said Tuesday.

              He is the fifth confirmed victim of the newly found tick-borne viral disease in the country...

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                Re: Japan - Total of 5 Japanese deaths from Severe Thrombocytopenic Fever Syndrome; existed in Japan in 2005

                Source: http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T130312003978.htm

                3 more tick-borne virus victims confirmed
                (Mar. 13, 2013)
                Jiji Press

                The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry said Tuesday it has confirmed three more cases of infection with a tick-borne virus, bringing the number of victims of the viral infection in the country to eight.

                The three patients were infected with the virus, which causes severe fever and thrombocytopenia syndrome, or SFTS, between 2005 and 2012, but have since recovered, according to the ministry...

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                Source: http://japandailypress.com/3-more-ca...-japan-1325049

                3 more cases of tick-related virus identified in Japan
                Posted on March 13, 2013 by Adam Westlake in National

                ...The three surviving infection cases all occurred before the summer 2012 death. The first was a man in his 50s from Nagasaki Prefecture who became ill in November 2005, followed by a man in his 80s in Saga Prefecture, and a woman in her 80s in Kochi Prefecture, in August 2010 and April 2012, respectively. The three were all hospitalized and received treatment, eventually recovering...
                Last edited by Shiloh; March 12th, 2013, 09:07 PM. Reason: Added second article/link

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