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Endemic scrub typhus in South America

Abstract: Scrub typhus is a life-threatening zoonosis caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi organisms that are transmitted by the larvae of trombiculid mites. Endemic scrub typhus was originally thought to be confined to the so called tsutsugamushi triangle within the Asia-Pacific region. In 2006, however, two individual cases were detected in the Middle East and South America, which suggested that the pathogen was present farther afield. Here, we report three autochthonous cases of scrub typhus caused by O. tsutsugamushi acquired on Chiloé Island in southern Chile, which suggests the existence of an endemic focus in South America.

Publication status:PublishedPeer Review status:Peer reviewedVersion:Publisher's version Funder: Comisión Nacional de InvestigaciónCientífica y Tecnológica   Funder: Wellcome Trust   Notes:Copyright © 2016 Massachusetts Medical Society.

Bibliographic Details

Publisher: Massachusetts Medical Society

Publisher Website: http://www.massmed.org/

Journal: New England Journal of Medicinesee more from them

Publication Website: http://www.nejm.org/

Volume: 375

Issue: 10

Extent: 954-961

Issue Date: September 2016


Doi: https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1603657

Eissn: 1533-4406

Issn: 0028-4793

Uuid: uuid:e18cb52f-6b66-4d56-997e-3537952bb203

Urn: uri:e18cb52f-6b66-4d56-997e-3537952bb203

Pubs-id: pubs:642232 Item Description

Type: journal-article;

Language: eng

Version: Publisher's versionKeywords: Trombiculidae Orientia tsutsugamushi Scrub Typhus Arachnid Vectors Endemic Diseases Phylogeny Chile


Author: Weitzel, T - - - Dittrich, S - - - López, J - - - Phuklia, W - - - Martinez-Valdebenito, C - - - Velásquez, K - - - Blacksell,

Source: https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:e18cb52f-6b66-4d56-997e-3537952bb203


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