Scrub Typhus Reemergence in the Maldives
Published Date:Dec 2003
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 9(12):1638-1641.
Indian Ocean Islands
Maldives (Indian Ocean Islands [Z01.600])
Orientia Tsutsugamushi [B03.440.650.650.650.550]
Rickettsia Infections [C01.252.400.790.790.790]
Scrub Typhus [C01.252.400.790.790.850]
Tropical Medicine [G02.403.919]
Description:In summer 2002, an outbreak of febrile illness began in the Maldives in the Indian Ocean. Through April 2003, officials recorded 168 cases with 10 deaths. The Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences in Bangkok confirmed Orientia tsutsugamushi and conducted a joint investigation with the Ministry of Health, Maldives. These cases of scrub typhus were the first in the Maldives since World War II.
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