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Rickettsial illnesses as important causes of febrile illness in Chittagong, Bangladesh

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We conducted a yearlong prospective study of febrile patients admitted to a tertiary referral hospital in Chittagong, Bangladesh, to assess the proportion of patients with rickettsial illnesses and identify the causative pathogens, strain genotypes, and associated seasonality patterns. We diagnosed scrub typhus in 16.8% (70/416) and murine typhus in 5.8% (24/416) of patients; 2 patients had infections attributable to undifferentiated Rickettsia spp. and 2 had DNA sequence–confirmed R. felis i...

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Peer reviewed
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10.3201/eid2404.170190

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Kingston, HW More by this author
Hossain, M More by this author
Leopold, S More by this author
Anantatat, T More by this author
Tanganuchitcharnchai, A More by this author
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Publisher:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Publisher's website
Journal:
Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal website
Volume:
24
Issue:
4
Pages:
638-645
Publication date:
2018-04-06
Acceptance date:
2018-01-04
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EISSN:
1080-6059
ISSN:
1080-6040
Pubs id:
pubs:831413
URN:
uri:e7c4d884-2818-4157-b0ac-fe8e6733ef7a
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uuid:e7c4d884-2818-4157-b0ac-fe8e6733ef7a
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pubs:831413

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