Murine typhus identified as a major cause of febrile illness in a camp for displaced Khmers in Thailand.

@article{Duffy1990MurineTI,
  title={Murine typhus identified as a major cause of febrile illness in a camp for displaced Khmers in Thailand.},
  author={Patrick E Duffy and H Le Guillouzic and Reto F. Gass and Bruce L. Innis},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1990},
  volume={43 5},
  pages={520-6}
}
Scrub and murine typhus have been identified as causes of illness among the 238,000 displaced Khmer people residing in temporary settlements on the Thai side of the Thai-Cambodian border. Still, the true extent of the problem and the relative frequency of infection with scrub typhus as compared to murine typhus are unknown. We evaluated consecutive patients with unexplained pyrexia (documented fever, no exclusionary diagnosis, and constitutional symptoms) in 1 temporary settlement over 1 month… CONTINUE READING

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