Orientia tsutsugamushi infection in rodents in Anhui Province of China

Adams Latif, Bo Yu Liu, Zhen Chen, Yong Sun, Yong Lin Shi, Jia Zong, Jia Jia Li, Cui Pin Ren, Xiao Cheng Zhang, Xiao Ning Liu, Xue Jie Yu, Yan Liu

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We conducted an investigation of Orientia tsutsugamushi infection among rodents in non-endemic areas in Anhui Province. Fifty-six (56) rodents including 44 Apodemus agrarius and 12 Niviventer niviventer were trapped and captured in autumn in the fields of three counties in Anhui Province. DNA samples were amplified and sequenced for the 56 kDa protein gene of Orientia tsutsugamushi. The overall infection rate in the rodents was 23.2%(13/56). The rate of detection of O. tsutsugamushi in Apodemus agrarius and Niviventer niviventer were 27.3% and 8.3% respectively. Moreover, we identified two genotypes (Karp and Gilliam strains) of Orientia tsutsugamushi in rodents. Our study demonstrated that Apodemus agrarius is the main host for O. tsutsugamushi pathogen and this is the first report of Karp and Gilliam strains in these non-endemic areas in Anhui Province.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-18
Number of pages5
JournalInfection, Genetics and Evolution
Volume56
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StatePublished - Dec 1 2017

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Keywords

  • Apodemus agrarius
  • Orientia tsutsugamushi
  • Rodents

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  • Microbiology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Latif, A., Liu, B. Y., Chen, Z., Sun, Y., Shi, Y. L., Zong, J., ... Liu, Y. (2017). Orientia tsutsugamushi infection in rodents in Anhui Province of China. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 56, 14-18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2017.10.014

Orientia tsutsugamushi infection in rodents in Anhui Province of China. / Latif, Adams; Liu, Bo Yu; Chen, Zhen; Sun, Yong; Shi, Yong Lin; Zong, Jia; Li, Jia Jia; Ren, Cui Pin; Zhang, Xiao Cheng; Liu, Xiao Ning; Yu, Xue Jie; Liu, Yan.

In: Infection, Genetics and Evolution, Vol. 56, 01.12.2017, p. 14-18.

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Latif, A, Liu, BY, Chen, Z, Sun, Y, Shi, YL, Zong, J, Li, JJ, Ren, CP, Zhang, XC, Liu, XN, Yu, XJ & Liu, Y 2017, 'Orientia tsutsugamushi infection in rodents in Anhui Province of China', Infection, Genetics and Evolution, vol. 56, pp. 14-18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2017.10.014
Latif, Adams ; Liu, Bo Yu ; Chen, Zhen ; Sun, Yong ; Shi, Yong Lin ; Zong, Jia ; Li, Jia Jia ; Ren, Cui Pin ; Zhang, Xiao Cheng ; Liu, Xiao Ning ; Yu, Xue Jie ; Liu, Yan. / Orientia tsutsugamushi infection in rodents in Anhui Province of China. In: Infection, Genetics and Evolution. 2017 ; Vol. 56. pp. 14-18.
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