Newly Discovered Virus Infecting People In China May Be Transmitted By Ticks

A newly discovered virus is infecting people in China and ticks are suspected of transmitting this pathogen. At least 87 patients were sickened by the virus.

In a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on May 29, researchers described the Alongshan virus, which was named after a town in northeastern China where it was first discovered.

A 42-year-old farmer from Alongshan who became mysteriously ill visited a hospital in the region of Inner Mongolia in April 2017. He reported having fever, nausea, and headache. He also claimed having a history of tick bites.

Alongshan Virus

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