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Volume 19, Number 5—May 2013

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Scrub Typhus Outbreak, Northern Thailand, 2006–2007

Wuttikon Rodkvamtook, Jariyanart GayweeComments to Author , Suparat Kanjanavanit, Toon Ruangareerate, Allen L. Richards, Noppadon Sangjun, Pimmada Jeamwattanalert, and Narongrid Sirisopana
Author affiliations: Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Science, Bangkok, Thailand (W. Rodkvamtook, J. Gaywee, T. Ruangareerate, N. Sangjun, P. Jeamwattanalort, N. Sirisopana); Nakhornping Hospital, Chiang Mai, Thailand (S. Kanjanavanit); Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA (A. L. Richards).

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Table 2

Species of chiggers collected from small mammals, Ban Pongyeang, northern Thailand, 2006–2007.

Host species No. (%) chiggers
Total
Leptotrombidium deliense Gahrliepia (Walchia) rustica Gahrliepia (Schoengastiella) ligula Ascoschoengastia spp.
Bandicota indica 471 (49.5) 324 (34.1) 131 (13.8) 25 (2.6) 951
Bandicota savilei 354 (50.7) 223 (31.9) 105 (15.0) 17 (2.4) 699
Rattus rattus 125 (39.1) 119 (37.2) 56 (17.4) 20 (6.3) 320
Rattus exulans 28 (70.0) 12 (30.0) 0 0 40
Rattus berdmorei 52 (31.0) 80 (47.6) 31 (18.5) 5 (2.9) 168
Tupaia glis 15 (36.6) 17 (41.5) 9 (21.9) 0 41
Menetes berdmorei 32 (57.1) 24 (42.9) 0 0 56
Herpestes javanicus
7 (100.0)
0
0
0
7
Total 1,084 (47.6) 799 (35.1) 332 (14.6) 62 (2.7) 2,277

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