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Contrasting spatial distribution and risk factors for past infection with scrub typhus and murine typhus in Vientiane City, Lao PDR.

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BACKGROUND: The aetiological diagnostic of fevers in Laos remains difficult due to limited laboratory diagnostic facilities. However, it has recently become apparent that both scrub and murine typhus are common causes of previous undiagnosed fever. Epidemiological data suggests that scrub typhus would be more common in rural areas and murine typhus in urban areas, but there is very little recent information on factors involved in scrub and murine typhus transmission, especially where they ar...

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10.1371/journal.pntd.0000909

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Journal:
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
Volume:
4
Issue:
12
Pages:
e909
Publication date:
2010-01-01
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EISSN:
1935-2735
ISSN:
1935-2727
URN:
uuid:c2acd7f0-ea3c-4a53-87a1-c8ead90a6ec7
Source identifiers:
112655
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pubs:112655

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