Deadly infection that causes necrosis is spreading rapidly in Japan

The first case of TSS transmission from one person to another has been reported in Japan.


03/25/2024 18:02

The first case of person-to-person transmission of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TSS) was reported in Japan. Previously, infection could only be caused by tick bites.

According to a news source, a young doctor who was treating a 90-year-old patient fell ill nine days after the death of a pensioner who was diagnosed with a severe fever after going to the emergency room last year.

The most common group A strain causes more deaths among patients under 50, according to Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbum. Between July and December 2023, 21 of 65 such patients diagnosed with TSS died.

In the later stages of the disease, there is a risk of necrosis of the connective tissue that covers the muscles. According to Japanese medical experts, patients are prescribed antibiotics, but in advanced cases, tissue removal is sometimes necessary.

Specialist Simankova Tatyana

Engaged in the prevention, observation, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of all internal organs of patients, including chickenpox, colds, acute respiratory infections and acute respiratory viral infections, scarlet fever, measles, rubella, bronchitis, food poisoning, etc.

Specialist Akimova Lyubov

Engaged in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of various organs and systems in children, carries out medical supervision, treats frequently ill children, draws up a vaccination schedule, etc.

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