Similarity and Difference in Characteristics of Two Diseases, SFTS and CCHF, and Their Causative Agents

  • Masayuki ShimojimaEmail author


Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) are caused by two distinct bunyaviruses and show some common characteristics. In this chapter, the author compares characteristics of the two diseases/viruses, hoping that the comparison will merit understanding of the viruses and developing of countermeasures against the diseases.


Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever Bunyavirus Ecology Symptom Pathology Animal model Vaccine Treatment 


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