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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Phlebovirus, member of Bunyaviridae family
    • Single-stranded RNA virus
    • Similar to SFTS (severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus) seen in China.
  • Vector: Amblyomma americanum (Lone Star tick appears able to transmit; this is the same primary vector for HME).

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Last updated: August 12, 2019