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Patient and sample-related factors that effect the success of in vitro isolation of Orientia tsutsugamushi.

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Orientia tsutsugamushi is the causative agent of scrub typhus infection, a major cause of human disease in rural areas of Southeast Asia. Twenty-six blood samples collected from patients with serologically proven scrub typhus during a six month period were sent to Bangkok (535 km from the clinical site) by road at ambient temperature (average daily temperature range: 27.1-29.1 degrees C) for attempted in vitro isolation in Vero cells. O. tsutsugamushi was isolated from 12 samples (sensitivity...

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Journal:
Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health More from this journal
Volume:
38
Issue:
1
Pages:
91-96
Publication date:
2007-01-01
ISSN:
0125-1562
Language:
English
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pubs:94636
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uuid:f7d5218d-40d4-4988-87a3-d1ccc8206ecf
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pubs:94636
Source identifiers:
94636
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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