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[Surveillance of scrub typhus in Taiwan].

Abstract

Although scrub typhus, a rickettsial exanthematous febrile disease, has designated as a reportable communicable disease in Taiwan since 1955, only Pescadores island, Hualien and Taitung counties had more reported and confirmed cases. Suspected dengue fever and scrub typhus serum specimens sent from the Bureau of Health and health stations to this institute from January 1991 to December 1992 were tested for antibody to scrub typhus by indirect fluorescent antibody technique (IFA). The results showed that: 1) there were serologically positive cases in many counties except Hsinchu and Iilan, 2) the disease occurred mostly from July to October, 3) more males than females were infected and their age ranged from 21 to 60 years old with a peak of the twenties and 4) higher incidence rate in children under five years old was observed in Pescadores and Orchid islands. The above data call the attention of people and physicians to be aware of the fact that there were probable scrub typhus cases in every county in Taiwan.

Authors+Show Affiliations

National Institute of Preventive Medicine, Department of Health, Executive Yuan Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

English Abstract
Journal Article

Language

chi

PubMed ID

7988283

Citation

Chen, H L., et al. "[Surveillance of Scrub Typhus in Taiwan]." Zhonghua Minguo Wei Sheng Wu Ji Mian Yi Xue Za Zhi = Chinese Journal of Microbiology and Immunology, vol. 26, no. 4, 1993, pp. 166-70.
Chen HL, Chen HY, Horng CB. [Surveillance of scrub typhus in Taiwan]. Zhonghua Min Guo Wei Sheng Wu Ji Mian Yi Xue Za Zhi. 1993;26(4):166-70.
Chen, H. L., Chen, H. Y., & Horng, C. B. (1993). [Surveillance of scrub typhus in Taiwan]. Zhonghua Minguo Wei Sheng Wu Ji Mian Yi Xue Za Zhi = Chinese Journal of Microbiology and Immunology, 26(4), pp. 166-70.
Chen HL, Chen HY, Horng CB. [Surveillance of Scrub Typhus in Taiwan]. Zhonghua Min Guo Wei Sheng Wu Ji Mian Yi Xue Za Zhi. 1993;26(4):166-70. PubMed PMID: 7988283.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Surveillance of scrub typhus in Taiwan]. AU - Chen,H L, AU - Chen,H Y, AU - Horng,C B, PY - 1993/11/1/pubmed PY - 1993/11/1/medline PY - 1993/11/1/entrez SP - 166 EP - 70 JF - Zhonghua Minguo wei sheng wu ji mian yi xue za zhi = Chinese journal of microbiology and immunology JO - Zhonghua Min Guo Wei Sheng Wu Ji Mian Yi Xue Za Zhi VL - 26 IS - 4 N2 - Although scrub typhus, a rickettsial exanthematous febrile disease, has designated as a reportable communicable disease in Taiwan since 1955, only Pescadores island, Hualien and Taitung counties had more reported and confirmed cases. Suspected dengue fever and scrub typhus serum specimens sent from the Bureau of Health and health stations to this institute from January 1991 to December 1992 were tested for antibody to scrub typhus by indirect fluorescent antibody technique (IFA). The results showed that: 1) there were serologically positive cases in many counties except Hsinchu and Iilan, 2) the disease occurred mostly from July to October, 3) more males than females were infected and their age ranged from 21 to 60 years old with a peak of the twenties and 4) higher incidence rate in children under five years old was observed in Pescadores and Orchid islands. The above data call the attention of people and physicians to be aware of the fact that there were probable scrub typhus cases in every county in Taiwan. SN - 0253-2662 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/7988283/[Surveillance_of_scrub_typhus_in_Taiwan]_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/7277 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -