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Title: Fatal scrub typhus from Litchfield Park, Northern Territory
Authors: Currie, Bart
Lo, David
Marks, Paul
Lum, Garry
Whelan, Peter I
Krause, Vicki
Series/Report no.: Communicable Disease Intelligence
Vol. 20, No. 20
Publisher: The Office of Health Protection in the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
Abstract: A 38 year old man died with multiorgan failure from scrub typhus (infection with Rickettsia tsutsugamushi). His infection was acquired in the rainforest fringes of Litchfield National Park, Northern Territory. This is the eighth documented case of scrub typhus acquired in Litchfield National Park since it was first recognised as a focus of infection in 1990. To date the Park is the only known focus of scrub typhus in the Northern Territory. A possible focus in rainforest in the Kimberley region of northern Western Australia also exists. As tourism increases, other remote foci of vectors, endemic rodent hosts and rickettsiae may be recognised in northern Australia.
Publication Date: 1996-09-30
ISSN: 0725-3141
Type: Journal Article
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