Scrub typhus outbreak in Chonburi Province, Central Thailand, 2013

Wuttikon Rodkvamtook*, Narupon Kuttasingkee, Piyada Linsuwanon, Yutthapong Sudsawat, Allen L. Richards, Maneerat Somsri, Noppadon Sangjun, Chien Chung Chao, Silas Davidson, Elizabeth Wanja, Jariyanart Gaywee

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Investigation of a scrub typhus outbreak in Thailand during September 2013 found that 9.1% of Thai soldiers and 11.1% of residents living in areas surrounding training sites had antibodies against the causative agent, Orientia tsutsugamushi. Sequence analysis of O. tsutsugamushi from rodents and chiggers identified 7 genogroups and 3 genotypes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-365
Number of pages5
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2018
Externally publishedYes


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