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Serosurveillance of Orientia tsutsugamushi and Rickettsia typhi in Bangladesh.

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Scrub and murine typhus infections are under-diagnosed causes of febrile illness across the tropics, and it is not known how common they are in Bangladesh. We conducted a prospective seroepidemiologic survey across six major teaching hospitals in Bangladesh by using an IgM enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Results indicated recent exposure (287 of 1,209, 23.7% seropositive for Orientia tsutsugamushi and 805 of 1,209, 66.6% seropositive for Rickettsia typhi). Seropositive rates were different...

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10.4269/ajtmh.13-0570

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Publisher:
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Journal:
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Volume:
91
Issue:
3
Pages:
580-583
Publication date:
2014-09-05
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EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
URN:
uuid:cabf17b5-a4a4-458c-a649-b55ad720269f
Source identifiers:
477935
Local pid:
pubs:477935

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