Japan: Researchers discover new tick-borne “Yezo virus” that can infect humans
Oct 27, 2021
Researchers in Japan have discovered a new tick-borne virus that can infect humans and named it ‘Yezo virus,’ as explained a Hokkaido University virologist on Wednesday. The tick borne virus was first noticed in 2019 when a patient developed a fever after a tick bite and had a negative test result of the known tick borne viruses.
Mastuno described the symptoms as such:
“when you are infected with Yezo virus, it may take a couple of days to a maximum of two weeks to show some symptoms like fever or loss of appetite. And then you will have very high fever reaching to the 39 degrees Celsius. And it will last for one week or two weeks.”