1. Xinjiang Key Laboratory of Biological Resources and Geneti ering, College of Life Science and Technology, Xinjiang University, Urumqi 830046, China.
2. Center for Disease Control and Prevention of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Urumqi 830001, China.
3. State Key Laboratory of Virology, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan 430071, China.
Dear Editor, Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV) is a newly identified viral pathogen of the genus Phlebovirus in the family Bunyaviridae (Sun et al., 2012). SFTSV was first identified from patient serum samples in China (Li et al., 2013; Ning et al., 2015).
Received: 23 Jan 2017 Accepted: 23 Jan 2017
Published online: 23 Jan 2017