Phonepasith Panyanivong

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BACKGROUND Scrub typhus (caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi), murine typhus (caused by Rickettsia typhi), and leptospirosis are common causes of febrile illness in Asia; meningitis and meningoencephalitis are severe complications. However, scarce data exist for the burden of these pathogens in patients with CNS disease in endemic countries. Laos is(More)
Characterization of the complete genome of chikungunya in Zheji-ang, China, using a modified virus discovery method based on cDNA-AFLP. To the Editor: Fleaborne disease is highly prevalent in Laos, mainly attributed to murine typhus (Rickettsia typhi infection), transmitted by Xeno-psylla cheopis fleas, but data on other fleaborne diseases are limited (1).(More)
Blood-brain barrier (BBB) function and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers were measured in patients admitted to hospital with severe neurological infections in the Lao People's Democratic Republic (N = 66), including bacterial meningitis (BM; N = 9) or tuberculosis meningitis (TBM; N = 11), Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV; N = 25), and rickettsial(More)
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