A serological survey of scrub, tick, and endemic typhus in Sabah, East Malaysia.Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 1986 Dec; 17(4):613-9.SA
A seroepidemiological survey of 837 people and 383 febrile patients was performed in rural areas of Sabah. We determined that the rickettsial diseases scrub typhus and endemic typhus were uncommon causes of febrile illness, as was tick typhus, except in forest dwelling peoples. The rate of occurrence of SFGR specific antibody was 16.5% among 412 forest dwellers, indicating that tick typhus may be a frequent cause of illness in this population.