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Volume 26, Number 4—April 2020

Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome, Japan, 2013–2017

Yusuke Kobayashi1, Hirofumi Kato, Takuya Yamagishi, Tomoe Shimada, Tamano Matsui, Tomoki Yoshikawa, Takeshi Kurosu, Masayuki Shimojima, Shigeru Morikawa2, Hideki Hasegawa, Masayuki Saijo, Kazunori Oishi3Comments to Author , and SFTS Epidemiological Research Group Japan
Author affiliations: National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan

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Table 3

Characteristics of 3 patients with severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome who had contact with body fluid of an ill companion animal before illness onset, Japan, March 2013–October 2017*

Patient no. Onset year Age, y/sex Outcome Tick bite Species of ill companion animal Direct exposure to ill animal’s body fluid Outcome of ill companion animals SFTSV detection from animals
1 2014 46/F Recovered No Cat Yes Recovered Not tested
2 2016 57/F Died No Cat Yes (bite) Died Not tested†
3 2017 42/M Recovered No Dog Yes Recovered Yes

*SFTSV, severe fever with thrombocytopenia virus (Huaiyangshan banyangvirus).
†Clinical and laboratory findings were similar to those of human case.

Main Article

1Current affiliation: Saitama Prefectural Government, Saitama, Japan.

2Current affiliation: Okayama University of Science, Ehime, Japan.

3Current affiliation: Toyama Institute of Health, Toyama, Japan.

4Group members are listed at the end of the article.

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