Severe Fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus in Ticks and SFTS incidence in humans, South Korea

Jeong Rae Yoo, Sang Taek Heo, Sung Wook Song, Seung Geon Bae, Seul Lee, Sungho Choi, Chaehyun Lee, Sugyeong Jeong, Myeongseop Kim, Woojin Sa, Yeongrim Lee, Haseon Choi, Sun Ho Kee, Keun HwaLee

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Abstract

During 2016-2018, we collected 3,193 ticks from rural areas in South Korea to investigate the prevalence of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV). We detected SFTSV in ticks at an infection rate (IR) of 11.1%. We noted increases in the human IR associated with the monthly SFTSV IR in ticks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2292-2294
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume26
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Sep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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