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Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018 Aug;99(2):287-290. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.18-0088. Epub 2018 Jun 21.

Mixed Infection with Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome Virus and Two Genotypes of Scrub Typhus in a Patient, South Korea, 2017.

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Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Jeju National University College of Medicine, Jeju, South Korea.

Abstract

Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is a tick-borne viral disease with a high mortality rate. Infection can also occur through close contact with an infected patient. Scrub typhus is an acute febrile illness caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi, a bacterium transmitted to humans through chigger mite bites. South Korea is an endemic region of SFTS and scrub typhus. In this study, we confirmed that a patient was coinfected with SFTS virus and two (Boryong and Taguchi) genotypes of O. tsutsugamushi.

PMID:
29943715
PMCID:
PMC6090323
[Available on 2019-08-01]
DOI:
10.4269/ajtmh.18-0088

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