At a time when infection with the new Corona virus has decreased in China, a deadly virus has killed seven people in this country and infected more than 60 others since its appearance.The new highly contagious Bunia virus has reappeared in rural China. This virus is transmitted by ticks and can lead to thrombocytopenia syndrome, causing viral hemorrhagic fevers.
Among the victims, a 65-year-old tea grower in Jiangsu Province of China developed a high fever of 40 ° C and a cough, according to the Central News Agency.
According to experts, the virus can be transmitted from person to person and it can also be transmitted through blood. The virus can also be spread by animals, and most people are infected through tick bites.
A patient was also found who died after being infected with the Bunia virus three years ago and infected 16 people who had contact with the body, according to what Cheng Jifang, an expert on the new Bunia virus, told the “Global Times” newspaper.
Among the injured, one died later.
The re-emergence of the virus comes after the virus was first detected in 2009 in Henan provinces in central China and eastern Anhui Province.
Since then, the virus has spread in Taiwan, where a man in his seventies who had not traveled abroad was infected with the virus, after walking in the mountains.
The death rate for the new Bunia virus is 10 percent, according to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control.
Patients experience a high temperature, fatigue, nausea and loss of appetite. In extreme cases, it can lead to multiple organ failure and death.