Genetic Typing of The 56-kDa Type-Specific Antigen Gene of Orientia tsutsugamushi Strains Isolated from Chiggers from Wild-Caught Rodents in Taiwan

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Orientia tsutsugamushi is the etiological agent of scrub typhus, a mite-borne, febrile illness that occurs in the Asia-Pacific region. We conducted strain characterization of O. tsutsugamushi isolates from chiggers obtained from rodents based the nucleotide sequence of the 56-kDa outer membrane protein gene. Using polymerase chain reaction, a total of 68… (More)

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