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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.
  • Suspected vector: Amblyomma americanum (Lone Star tick, same primary vector for HME).

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Last updated: February 1, 2016