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Seroepidemiological survey of scrub typhus in Korea, 1995-1996



Seroepidemiological survey of scrub typhus in Korea, 1995-1996



Journal of the Korean Society for Microbiology 32(2): 219-225



To understand the seroepidemiological patterns of scrub typhus in Korea, a nation-wide survey collaborated with twenty clinics was carried out from 1995 to 1996. Sera of 1,094 patients with acute febrile episodes were tested by passive hemagglutination test and the seroepidemiological analysis including sex, age, seasonal and regional distributions were performed. According to the results obtained in this study, the epidemiological characteristics of scrub typhus in Korea were summarized as follows; 1. Seropositive rate of scrub typhus among the patients with acute febrile episodes was 29.3% by the cut-off point of 1:40. 2. Among the seropositives, female outnumbered male and the proportion of males to females ratio was 1.2:1. 3. Most of the seropositives were over twenty years old. 4. The number of seropositive cases increased from October and reached maximum in November and began to decrease rapidly from December. 5. The geographical distribution of the seropositives cover most areas except Cheju province in Korea.

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