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Follow-up analysis on the epidemic strains of Orientia tsutsugamushi in the first outbreak of scrub typhus in Henan Province, China.

Abstract

To obtain knowledge of the genetic characteristics and types of the epidemic strains of Orientia tsutsugamushi in the first outbreak of scrub typhus in Henan Province, genus and type-specific primers were employed to amplify a fragment of the gene of 56 kDa protein. Serotyping demonstrated that, of the 19 patients [15 patients in recovery phase (10-40 days) and 4 of patients in acute phase (1-7 days)], 4 were infected with Gilliam type, 8 with Kato type, 6 with Karp type, and 1 with an unknown type. Successful genotyping was obtained for only 3 patients, indicating that 2 were infected with Karp type and 1 with Taiwan Kato type. Thus the outbreak of scrub typhus in Henan Province was caused by at least two epidemic strains.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Rickettsiology, National Institute of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 102206, China. zhanglijuan@icdc.cnNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17877223

Citation

Zhang, Lijuan, et al. "Follow-up Analysis On the Epidemic Strains of Orientia Tsutsugamushi in the First Outbreak of Scrub Typhus in Henan Province, China." The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, vol. 38, no. 3, 2007, pp. 482-6.
Zhang L, Jin Z, Xia S, et al. Follow-up analysis on the epidemic strains of Orientia tsutsugamushi in the first outbreak of scrub typhus in Henan Province, China. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2007;38(3):482-6.
Zhang, L., Jin, Z., Xia, S., Zhang, J., Li, M., Fu, X., & Luan, M. (2007). Follow-up analysis on the epidemic strains of Orientia tsutsugamushi in the first outbreak of scrub typhus in Henan Province, China. The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 38(3), 482-6.
Zhang L, et al. Follow-up Analysis On the Epidemic Strains of Orientia Tsutsugamushi in the First Outbreak of Scrub Typhus in Henan Province, China. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 2007;38(3):482-6. PubMed PMID: 17877223.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Follow-up analysis on the epidemic strains of Orientia tsutsugamushi in the first outbreak of scrub typhus in Henan Province, China. AU - Zhang,Lijuan, AU - Jin,Zhang, AU - Xia,Shengli, AU - Zhang,Jingshan, AU - Li,Menglei, AU - Fu,Xiuping, AU - Luan,Mingchun, PY - 2007/9/20/pubmed PY - 2007/12/6/medline PY - 2007/9/20/entrez SP - 482 EP - 6 JF - The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health JO - Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health VL - 38 IS - 3 N2 - To obtain knowledge of the genetic characteristics and types of the epidemic strains of Orientia tsutsugamushi in the first outbreak of scrub typhus in Henan Province, genus and type-specific primers were employed to amplify a fragment of the gene of 56 kDa protein. Serotyping demonstrated that, of the 19 patients [15 patients in recovery phase (10-40 days) and 4 of patients in acute phase (1-7 days)], 4 were infected with Gilliam type, 8 with Kato type, 6 with Karp type, and 1 with an unknown type. Successful genotyping was obtained for only 3 patients, indicating that 2 were infected with Karp type and 1 with Taiwan Kato type. Thus the outbreak of scrub typhus in Henan Province was caused by at least two epidemic strains. SN - 0125-1562 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17877223/Follow_up_analysis_on_the_epidemic_strains_of_Orientia_tsutsugamushi_in_the_first_outbreak_of_scrub_typhus_in_Henan_Province_China_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/7277 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -