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New Tick-Borne Virus Discovered in Japan

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Yezo virus, new disease that infects humans, discovered in japan.

Scientists have isolated a new orthonairovirus from two patients showing acute febrile illness with thrombocytopenia and leukopenia after tick bite in Hokkaido, Japan.

They cause sometimes fatal febrile illnesses in humans and other animals.

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