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
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 . It is also a travel associated
disease  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
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