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Sennetsu neorickettsiosis: a probable fish-borne cause of fever rediscovered in Laos.

Abstract:

Neorickettsia sennetsu has been described from Japan and Malaysia, causing a largely forgotten infectious mononucleosis-like disease. Because it is believed to be contracted from eating raw fish, frequently consumed in the Lao PDR, we looked for evidence of N. sennetsu among Lao patients and fish. A buffy coat from 1 of 91 patients with undifferentiated fever was positive by 16S rRNA amplification and sequencing and real-time polymerase chain reactions (PCR) targeting two N. sennetsu genes. L...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
Rolain, JM More by this author
Rasachak, B More by this author
Vathanatham, K More by this author
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Journal:
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Volume:
81
Issue:
2
Pages:
190-194
Publication date:
2009-08-05
EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
URN:
uuid:fd2b760f-0164-4c6f-ac1f-357315dee619
Source identifiers:
21503
Local pid:
pubs:21503

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