Interpersonal transmission of fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome in South Korea

On July 24, an 80 year old woman in Qingbei district was sent to the hospital because she fell into a coma, the report said. Although the patient received cardiopulmonary resuscitation, he died of viral meningitis. < / P > < p > since August 4, the medical staff who carried out cardiopulmonary resuscitation for patients at that time began to have high fever, muscle pain and other symptoms. Follow up investigation showed that the patient was infected with fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus. The hospital believes that in the process of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, medical staff were infected by the patient’s saliva or blood. < / P > < p > it is reported that there were a total of 13 medical staff carrying out cardiopulmonary resuscitation at that time, of which 5 were infected, and the remaining 8 also developed symptoms such as high fever, and are currently hospitalized.