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Scrub Typhus in mainland China, 2006–2012: the need for targeted public health interventions

Zhang, Wen-Yi; Wang, Li-Ya; Ding, Fan; Hu, Wen-Biao; Soares Magalhaes, Ricardo; Sun, Hai-Long; Liu, Yun-Xi; Liu, Qi-Yong; Huang, Liu-Yu; Clements, Archie C. A.; Li, Shen-Long; Li, Cheng-Yi

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Scrub typhus is a vector-borne disease carried by the chigger mite. The aetiological agent is the rickettsia Orientia tsutsugamushi, which is endemic to several countries in the Asia-Pacific region, including China [1]. It is also a travel associated disease [2] and of great importance among military personnel [3,4]. During the Second World War, scrub typhus was associated with a higher case fatality ratio than any other infectious disease in the China-Burma-India theatre of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-12-26
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/15869
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002493

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