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Endemic scrub typhus in South America

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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...

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Published
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10.1056/NEJMoa1603657

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totheMahidol–Oxford TropicalMedicineResearchUnit
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Publisher:
Massachusetts Medical Society Publisher's website
Journal:
New England Journal of Medicine Journal website
Volume:
375
Issue:
10
Pages:
954-961
Publication date:
2016-09-01
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EISSN:
1533-4406
ISSN:
0028-4793
Pmid:
27602667
Source identifiers:
642232
Language:
English
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pubs:642232
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uuid:e18cb52f-6b66-4d56-997e-3537952bb203
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pubs:642232
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2016-10-06

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