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Tsutsugamushi disease (Scrub thyphus) has been reported from all over Japan except the Hokkaido area. In Okinawa, only one patient was reported in 2001, who was infected outside Okinawa Prefecture. The first case infected in Okinawa was reported at Miyakojima Island in 2008. We report herein on the ...

Nakamura, K.; Shinzato, T.
Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan
Journal of the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases, 2015, 89, 2, pp 270-273
AbstractFull Text

Since 1993, no cases infected with high pathogenic Kato type of Orientia tsutsugamushi (O. tsutsugamushi) had occurred. However, in August, 2008, we found a patient with tsutsugamushi disease (scrub typhus) who had the antibody against Kato serotype antigen the titer of which was raised at the...

Sato, H.; Shibata, C.; Saito, H.; Sato, R.; Saito, S.; Takahashi, M.; Fujita, H.; Kadosaka, T.; Takada, N.; Kawabata, H.; Takano, A.; Suto, T.
Japan Society of Medical Entomology and Zoology, Tochigi, Japan
Medical Entomology and Zoology, 2013, 64, 1, pp 21-25