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A Japanese woman in her 50s dies from a tick-borne disease after she got bitten by an infected stray cat. SFTS, or severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome, trigger symptoms including severe fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. What’s more alarming is that there are no preventive medicines or vaccines developed to tackle the disease.

“There are only symptomatic therapies, such as dealing with fever or diarrhea,” a ministry official said.

“The best way to avoid the infection is not to be bitten by ticks,” she added.

Source: Yahoo News

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