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South #Korea reported thirty-two cases of #SFTS so far this year according to the Ministry of #Health (Jun 28 ‘17)


Title: South Korea reported thirty-two cases of SFTS so far this year according to the Ministry of Health.

Subject: Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (SFTS) in South Korea, current epidemiological situation.

Source: Ministry of Health of South Korea, full page: (LINK). Article in Korean, edited.

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South Korea reported thirty-two cases of SFTS so far this year according to the Ministry of Health

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SFTS cases are showing an increasing Trends, take care during Outdoor Activities

  • Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is showing an Increase in cases’ incidence, strict prevention of insects bites
  • Wearing work clothes during agriculture work, wearing long clothing for outdoor activities and bathing after going out
  • Clinical symptoms such as high fever and vomiting within 2 weeks after outdoor activity


Surveillance

  • The Disease Control Headquarters (head of the Division) recently requested the prevention of ticks in high-risk groups such as farmers due to the increased incidence of severe febrile thrombocytopenic syndrome (SFTS).
  • This year, 32 SFTS patients were reported, up more than 50% from the same period last year, and deaths increased by more than 160% compared to the same period last year.
  • SFTS: 4-11 month old mites (mainly small sphygmoid ticks) are affected and show symptoms such as high fever, digestive symptoms (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea), platelet reduction, etc.
  • Number of patients:
    • 36 ('13)
    • 55 ('14)
    • 79 ('15)
    • 165 ('16)
    • 32 (provisional statistics based on June 27, 2006)
  • Deaths:
    • 17 ('13)
    • 16
    • ('14 )
    • 21 ('15)
    • 19 ('16)
    • 8 ('17, provisional statistics)

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Keywords: South Korea; Updates; SFTS.

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