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A serological survey of rickettsial infections in the Gazelle Peninsula, East New Britain and a review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18396611     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Of the various rickettsial diseases, only scrub typhus has been well documented in Papua New Guinea. A review of the historical literature confirms this. A serological survey was conducted on 113 antenatal patients presenting to a district hospital in Kokopo, East New Britain. Results suggested that a spotted fever rickettsial infection is common in this area with a seroprevalence of about 17% in young women. There was no evidence of scrub typhus or murine (endemic) typhus in the population sampled. Clinical implications of these findings are discussed.
Authors:
Antony G Faa; Stephen R Graves; Chelsea Nguyen; John Stenos
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Papua and New Guinea medical journal     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0031-1480     ISO Abbreviation:  P N G Med J     Publication Date:    2006 Mar-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-09     Completed Date:  2008-05-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376417     Medline TA:  P N G Med J     Country:  Papua New Guinea    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  43-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
St Mary's Hospital Vunapope, Kokopo, Papua New Guinea.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Ehrlichiosis / epidemiology
Humans
Papua New Guinea / epidemiology
Rickettsia Infections / epidemiology*
Scrub Typhus / epidemiology
Seroepidemiologic Studies

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