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Title: Scrub typhus in the Northern Territory: exceeding the boundaries of Litchfield National Park
Authors: Ralph, Anna
Raines, Mark
Whelan, Peter I
Currie, Bart
Issue Date: Jun-2004
Publisher: The Office of Health Protection in the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
Series/Report no.: Communicable Disease Intelligence
Vol. 28 No.2
Abstract: Scrub typhus is recognised as an important differential diagnosis of fever, rash and sepsis in patients with a history of travel to Litchfield National Park in the Top End of the Northern Territory (NT). All confirmed scrub typhus cases to date from the NT have visited the Park, but the presence of similar rainforest pockets elsewhere in the Top End suggested further infectious locations might be identified with increased tourism. We now report a case of serologically confirmed Orientia tsutsugamushi infection in a man who had not been within Litchfield Park, but had visited another discrete Top End rainforest area.
ISSN: 0725-3141
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Rickettsial infections
Northern Territory
Appears in Collections:NT General Collection

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