Emerging infectious disease caused by a new nairovirus identified in Japan

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A previously unknown virus that can infect humans and cause disease has been identified by scientists in Japan. The novel infectious virus, named Yezo virus and transmitted by tick bites, causes a disease characterized by fever and a reduction in blood platelets and leucocytes.
 
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That sounds similar to Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme Disease that are transmitted by ticks here, only those are bacterial infections not viral.

Damn it man, is EVERYTHING getting worse?!