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Scrub typhus is recognized as an important differential diagnosis of fever, rash and sepsis in patients with a history of travel to Litchfield National Park in the Top End of the Northern Territory. All confirmed scrub typhus cases to date from the Northern Territory have visited the Park, but the...

Ralph, A.; Raines, M.; Whelan, P.; Currie, B. J.
Surveillance and Epidemiology Section, Communicable Diseases and Health Protection Branch, Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra, Australia
Communicable Diseases Intelligence, 2004, 28, 2, pp 267-269

A new focus of scrub typhus (caused by Rickettsia tsutsugamushi) is described in a remote rain forest region (Litchfield National Park) of the Northern Territory of Australia. 5 serologically confirmed cases, 2 near fatal with multisystem involvement, have occurred since the area became accessible...

Currie, B.; O'Connor, L.; Dwyer, B.
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 1993, 49, 4, pp 425-429