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History of Tsutsugamushi Disease in Korea

Chung MH, Kang JS

Tsutsugamushi disease or scrub typhus in Korea was first officially reported in foreign soldiers in 1951 and in indigenous persons in 1986. However, the history is further prolonged. The book...
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Clinical and Laboratory Predictors associated with Complicated Scrub Typhus

Kim MH, Kim SH, Choi JH, Wie SH

BACKGROUND: Scrub typhus, a mite-borne disease caused by bites of Orientia tsutsugamushi-infected chiggers, is endemic in Asia-Pacific countries. In Korea, it is a seasonal disease prevalent in autumn and one...
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Survey of Rickettsia spp. and Orientia tsutsugamushi Pathogens Found in Animal Vectors (Ticks, Fleas, Chiggers) in Bangkaew District, Phatthalung Province, Thailand

Sanprick A, Yooyen T, Rodkvamtook W

Rickettsial infections (Rickettsioses) are the causes of acute fever found in Thailand. It is classified as acute febrile illnesses transmitted by bloodsucking arthropod vectors (tick, flea, and chigger). This research...
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Annual Fluctuation in Chigger Mite Populations and Orientia Tsutsugamushi Infections in Scrub Typhus Endemic Regions of South Korea

Kim SY, Gill B, Song BG, Chu H, Park WI, Lee HI, Shin EH, Cho SH, Roh JY

OBJECTIVES: Chigger mites are vectors for scrub typhus. This study evaluated the annual fluctuations in chigger mite populations and Orientia tsutsugamushi infections in South Korea. METHODS: During 2006 and 2007, chigger...
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Research Progress on Leptotrombidium deliense

Lv Y, Guo XG, Jin DC

This article reviews Leptotrombidium deliense, including its discovery and nomenclature, morphological features and identification, life cycle, ecology, relationship with diseases, chromosomes and artificial cultivation. The first record of L. deliense...
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Ecological characteristics and current status of infectious disease vectors in South Korea

Lee DK

In light of global climate change, the seasonal and geographical distribution of vector species, especially mosquitoes, chigger mites, and ticks, are of great importance for human beings residing in rural...
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Chigger Mite (Acari: Trombiculidae) Survey of Rodents in Shandong Province, Northern China

Huang XD, Cheng P, Zhao YQ, Li WJ, Zhao JX, Liu HM, Kou JX, Gong MQ

Chigger mites are parasites of rodents and other vertebrates, invertebrates, and other arthropods, and are the only vectors of scrub typhus, in addition to other zoonoses. Therefore, investigating their distribution,...
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Catenotaenia dendritica (Cestoda: Catenotaeniidae) and Three Ectoparasite Species in the Red Squirrel, Sciurus vulgaris, from Cheongju, Korea

Choe S, Lee D, Park H, Jeon HK, Lee Y, Na KJ, Lee IY, Eom KS

Parasites are recorded from the red squirrel, Sciurus vulgaris, from Cheongju, the Republic of Korea. A total of 5 road-killed squirrels were thoroughly examined for internal and external parasites from...
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Seroepidemiological Survey of Zoonotic Diseases in Small Mammals with PCR Detection of Orientia tsutsugamushi in Chiggers, Gwangju, Korea

Park JW, Chung JK, Kim SH, Cho SJ, Ha YD, Jung SH, Park HJ, Song HJ, Lee JY, Kim DM, Pyus J, Ha DR, Kim ES, Lee JI

Serosurveillance for zoonotic diseases in small mammals and detection of chiggers, the vector of Orientia tsutsugamushi, were conducted from September 2014 to August 2015 in Gwangju Metropolitan Area. Apodemus agrarius...
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Isolation and Genetic Characterization of Orientia tsutsugamushi from Scrub Typhus Patients in Gyeongsangnam-do, Korea

Ha JH, Lee DH, Park JS, Cho OH, Kim DH, Ha NY, Cho NH, Hwang KJ, Cho YG, Lee HS, Lee WK, Lee YC, Cho MJ, Lee WK, Shin MK

Orientia tsutsugamushi (O. tsutsugamushi), which is endemic to an Asia-Pacific region, has increased its incidence and caused annually around 10 thousand patients infected with scrub typhus in Korea in the...
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Larval Chigger Mites Collected from Small Mammals in 3 Provinces, Korea

Lee IY, Song HJ, Choi YJ, Shin SH, Choi MK, Kwon SH, Shin EH, Park C, Kim HC, Klein TA, Park KH, Jang WJ

  • KMID: 1792175
  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2014 Apr;52(2):225-229.
A total of 9,281 larval chigger mites were collected from small mammals captured at Hwaseong-gun, Gyeonggi-do (Province) (2,754 mites from 30 small mammals), Asan city, Chungcheongnam-do (3,358 mites from 48...
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A New Species of Chigger Mite (Acari: Trombiculidae) from Rodents in Southwest China

Ren TG, Guo XG, Jin DC, Wu D, Fletcher Q

This paper describes a new species of chigger mite (Acari: Trombiculidae), Gahrliepia cangshanensis n. sp., from rodents in southwest China. The specimens were collected from Yunnan red-backed voles, Eothenomys miletus...
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Monthly Occurrence of Vectors and Reservoir Rodents of Scrub Typhus in an Endemic Area of Jeollanam-do, Korea

Lee SH, Lee YS, Lee IY, Lim JW, Shin HK, Yu JR, Sim S

  • KMID: 1792125
  • Korean J Parasitol.
  • 2012 Dec;50(4):327-331.
Monthly surveys were conducted to investigate the occurrence of chigger mites and seroprevalence of scrub typhus among small mammals in Jeollanam-do, the southwestern part of Korea, from November 2006 through...
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Serosurveillance of Scrub Typhus in Small Mammals Collected from Military Training Sites near the DMZ, Northern Gyeonggi-do, Korea, and Analysis of the Relative Abundance of Chiggers from Mammals Examined

Kim HC, Lee IY, Chong ST, Richards A, Gu SH, Song JW, Lee JS, Klein TA

Comprehensive quarterly serosurveillance on scrub typhus in small mammals collected from military training sites located near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), northern Gyeonggi-do (Province), ROK was conducted to determine the potential...
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A Case of Concomitant Scrub Typhus and Leptospirosis

Lee SP, Shin HJ, Lee HK, Kwak HJ, Kim SH, Kim TH, Sohn JW, Yoon HJ, Shin DH, Park SS

  • KMID: 2318973
  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2007 Oct;63(4):378-381.
Tsutsugamushi disease (Scrub typhus) is an acute, febrile illness caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi, which is transmitted to humans through chigger bites. Leptospirosis, a febrile disease caused by various pathogenic Leptospira,...
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Association between Location of Eschar and Clothing in Scrub Typhus

Kim BN, Kwak YG, Moon CS, Kim ES, Park SW, Lee CS

  • KMID: 2285070
  • Infect Chemother.
  • 2006 Dec;38(6):389-393.
BACKGROUND: Wearing a long-sleeved shirt and tucking the pants legs into the socks is recommended to prevent scrub typhus. This study investigated associations between the location of eschar and the...
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A case of ARDS Overlooked Tsutstugamushi Disease that Presented as Simple Cutaneous Lesions

Ryu KH, Kim KH, Kim HD, Son JW, Na MJ, Choi E

  • KMID: 2318923
  • Tuberc Respir Dis.
  • 2006 Oct;61(4):389-393.
Tsutstugamushi disease is a major febrile disease that generally occurs in the fall in Korea with hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome and leptospirosis. This disease is often accompanied by interstitial...
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A Study on the Epidemiologic Characteristics of Scrub Typhus in Gyeongsangbuk-do, 1999-2001

Min YS, Lim HS, Lee K, Jung C, Cheong HK

  • KMID: 2303896
  • Korean J Epidemiol.
  • 2005 Dec;27(2):70-79.
ONJECTIVE: This study was carried out to investigate the epidemiologic characteristics and magnitudes of scrub typhus (tsutsugamushi disease) in Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea. METHODS: Resources of data collected were epidemiologic surveillance report to...
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Two cases of tsutsugamushi disease complicated with splenic infarction

Jung JO, Jeon G, Lee SS, Chung DR

  • KMID: 1927339
  • Korean J Med.
  • 2004 Nov;67(Suppl 3):S932-S936.
Tsutsugamushi disease is an acute febrile illness caused by infection with Orientia tsutsugamushi transmitted by the bite of larval trombiculid mites and characterized by fever, myalgia, lymphadenopathy, rash and eschar....
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Four Cases of Scrub Typhus Treated with Azithromycin in Children

Kim EJ, Lee CY, Oh YG, Yun HS, Kim JD

  • KMID: 2335711
  • J Korean Pediatr Soc.
  • 2003 Feb;46(2):188-191.
Tsutsugamushi fever is a serious febrile disease outwardly similar to malaria and various arboviral infections. The endemic area is Asia-Pacific. This disease are generally associated with disturbed habitats favoring large...
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