Evidence for a high prevalence of spotted fever group rickettsial infections in diverse ecologic zones of Inner Mongolia

Q. H. Liu, G. Y. Chen, Y. Jin, M. Te, L. C. Niu, S. P. Dong, David Walker

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Abstract

A 3-year study of spotted fever group rickettsial ecology in Inner Mongolia revealed that nearly half of the human population tested had antibodies to Rickettsia sibirica detected by complement fixation test. Infected persons, ticks and a high proportion of seropositive livestock and wild rodents were found in all five vegetation zones (desert, steppe, forest, forest-grassland and grassland).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-183
Number of pages7
JournalEpidemiology and Infection
Volume115
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1995

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Fever
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Complement Fixation Tests
Rickettsia
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Ecology
Rodentia
Antibodies
Population
Grassland
Forests

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Evidence for a high prevalence of spotted fever group rickettsial infections in diverse ecologic zones of Inner Mongolia. / Liu, Q. H.; Chen, G. Y.; Jin, Y.; Te, M.; Niu, L. C.; Dong, S. P.; Walker, David.

In: Epidemiology and Infection, Vol. 115, No. 1, 1995, p. 177-183.

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Liu, Q. H. ; Chen, G. Y. ; Jin, Y. ; Te, M. ; Niu, L. C. ; Dong, S. P. ; Walker, David. / Evidence for a high prevalence of spotted fever group rickettsial infections in diverse ecologic zones of Inner Mongolia. In: Epidemiology and Infection. 1995 ; Vol. 115, No. 1. pp. 177-183.
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