In Japan, the woman died from mites transmitted disease, which she contracted from a cat, announced on Tuesday, July 25, BBC. It is noted that this is the first case of transmission of such disease from mammal to man.
50-year-old Japanese girl was bitten by a stray cat. Ten days later the woman died from a severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS). This disease is characterized by fever, thrombocytopenia, leukocytopenia, syndromes of lesions of the gastrointestinal tract and nervous system manifestations of hemorrhagic syndrome.
SFTS is caused by a tick bite. Because a woman’s body was not discovered this insect, the doctors suggested that she contracted from a cat.
Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome — a relatively new infectious disease that occurs in China, Korea and Japan. According to Japanese media reports, in the country it was first recorded in 2013. In 30% of cases, especially among people older than 50 years, the disease is fatal.