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Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome

Editors:

  • First book on severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome

  • Covers all aspects, highlighting new research evidence

  • Presents information relevant to other bunyavirus-associated tick-borne infections

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  • ISBN: 978-981-13-9562-8
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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    • Masayuki Saijo
    Pages 1-14
  3. The Discovery Process of SFTS in China

    • Jiandong Li, Dexin Li
    Pages 15-20
  4. The Discovery Process of SFTS in Japan

    • Toru Takahashi
    Pages 21-30
  5. Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome in the Republic of Korea

    • Myoung-don Oh, Sangwon Park, Youngmee Jee
    Pages 31-38
  6. Virology of SFTSV

    • Kumiko Yoshimatsu
    Pages 39-53
  7. Molecular Epidemiology of SFTSV

    • Tomoki Yoshikawa
    Pages 55-70
  8. Epidemiology of SFTS in China

    • Hirofumi Kato, Masayuki Saijo
    Pages 71-94
  9. Epidemiology of SFTS Virus from Ticks and Animals in the Republic of Korea

    • Jun-Gu Kang, Myoung-don Oh, Youngmee Jee, Joon-Seok Chae
    Pages 95-102
  10. Epidemiology of SFTS in Japan

    • Tomoe Shimada, Masayuki Saijo, Kazunori Oishi
    Pages 103-108
  11. Clinical Aspects of SFTS

    • Masaki Yasukawa, Taichi Azuma
    Pages 121-136
  12. Laboratory Diagnosis for SFTS

    • Fuxun Yu, Kouichi Morita
    Pages 173-184
  13. Antiviral Drugs for the Therapeutics of SFTS

    • Hideki Tani, Masayuki Saijo
    Pages 185-196

About this book

This book presents the latest knowledge on all aspects of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS), an emerging infectious disease endemic to China, South Korea, and Japan that is caused by a bunyavirus first discovered in 2011, widely referred to as SFTS virus (SFTSV) though recently renamed Huaiyangshan banyangvirus. The contents will be of interest for the light that they cast on not only this viral infection but viral hemorrhagic fevers in general. The opening chapters summarize general considerations and perspectives regarding SFTS and describe the discovery process in each of the affected countries. The basic mechanism of SFTSV infection is then examined from the perspectives of epidemiology, pathology, and virology. The book goes on to examine in detail the mode of spread and transmission of SFTSV, means of infection control, and diagnosis and therapy. The final two chapters explore Heartland virus infections and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever with the aim of highlighting similarities and differences compared with SFTS. This book will be of interest to all researchers who study emerging viruses and infections, whether in Asia or elsewhere, as well as to clinicians who may encounter SFTS. 

Keywords

  • Tick-borne virus infections
  • Bunyavirus
  • Phlebovirus
  • Viral hemorrhagic fever
  • Emerging virus infection
  • infectious diseases

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Virology 1, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan

    Masayuki Saijo

About the editor

Editor:
​Dr. Masayuki Saijo, Director of the Department of Virology 1, National Institute of Infectious Disease, Tokyo, Japan

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 139.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-13-9562-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)