If you play in a field in Japan, you should be careful

At present two serious tick related diseases are of concern in Japan. If you have a plan to take part in a field activity in Japan such as mountain climbing, you should be careful and you should prepare properly. Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS)is an viral infection which is mediated by tick. Main symptoms are fever, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, headache and muscle pain. There are no specific  therapy. Mortality is between 6.3 % and 30%. Other concern is tick-born encephalitis, which is common in Russia and central Europe. This disease can be prevented by a vaccination, however it is not available in Japan. Once infected there is no specific therapy. Recently several cases have been reported in […]