the doctor-the virologist Evgenia Tarasova estimated the probability distribution found in China SFTS virus in an interview with “Evening Moscow”.
“under the existing quarantine and closed borders, the likelihood that infection will migrate to us, minimum”, — said the expert. She stressed that all foci of infection are located in the same country, and the virus exists for a long time.
Tarasova explained that SFTS belongs to the group of the Bunyaviridae. They are found in insects, rodents, arthropods and mammals. Is transmitted through blood, pus, bites, getting on the mucous membranes of the biological substances from the body of the carrier of the disease.
Earlier in China recorded outbreak of a new type of SFTS virus, which is transmitted by ticks. It already died at least seven people. The specialists believe that with all the precautions cause for panic.
for the First time, SFTS was discovered in 2009 in China. Symptoms of the virus are thrombocytopenia, leukocytopenia, lesions of the gastrointestinal tract, vomiting, diarrhea. In addition, there are diagnostic tools to determine the disease that can detect it using PCR and ELISA tests.