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Title: Serosurveillance of orientia tsutsugamushi and rickettsia typhi in Bangladesh
Authors: Rapeephan R. Maude
Richard J. Maude
Aniruddha Ghose
M. Robed Amin
M. Belalul Islam
Mohammad Ali
M. Shafiqul Bari
M. Ishaque Majumder
Ampai Tanganuchitcharnchai
Arjen M. Dondorp
Daniel H. Paris
Robin L. Bailey
M. Abul Faiz
Stuart D. Blacksell
Nicholas P J Day
St Vincent's Hospital
Mahidol University
Chittagong Medical College
Delta Medical College
Comilla Medical College
Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College
Sir Salimullah Medical College
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Keywords: Immunology and Microbiology;Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2014
Citation: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Vol.91, No.3 (2014), 580-583
Abstract: © 2014 by The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 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 in each region. However, there was no geographic clustering of seropositive results for both organisms. There was no difference between those from rural or urban areas. Rickettsia typhi seroreactivity was positively correlated with age. Scrub typhus and murine typhus should be considered as possible causes of infection in Bangladesh. Copyright
ISSN: 00029637
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

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