Broad-coverage molecular epidemiology of Orientia tsutsugamushi in Thailand

Wongprompitak Patimaporn, Anukool Wichittra, Wongsawat Ekkarat, Silpasakorn Saowalak, Duong Veasna, Buchy Philippe, Morand Serge, Frutos Roger, Ekpo Pattama, Suputtamongkol Yupin. 2013. Broad-coverage molecular epidemiology of Orientia tsutsugamushi in Thailand. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 15, spec. : pp. 53-58. International Giardia and Cryptosporidium Conference. 4, Wellington, Afrique du Sud, 30 January 2012/3 February 2012.

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Quartile : Q2, Sujet : INFECTIOUS DISEASES

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Abstract : Orientia tsutsugamushi, an obligate intracellular bacterium closely related to the genus Rickettsia, is the causative agent of scrub typhus, a major cause of febrile illness in rural areas of Asia-Pacific region. Scrub typhus is transmitted by the bite of infected mites of the genus Leptotrombidium. The region of the 56-kDa TSA gene spanning from variable domain I (VDI) to variable domain IV (VDIV) was sequenced and used for genotyping 77 O. tsutsugamushi samples from human patients confirmed with scrub typhus from 2001 to 2003 and 2009 to 2010 in different regions of Thailand. These sequences were also compared to previously published 56-kDa TSA sequences. Only 4 genotypes out of 8 previously reported in Thailand were identified, i.e. Karp, JG-v, TA763 and Kato, respectively. Two strains were not associated with known genotypes but were closely related to Taiwanese strains. The Karp genotype was confirmed as the predominant clade. The JG-v and TA763 genotypes, in contrast to other studies, also were found. The genotype TA716 was not found, except for one strain previously described. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Rickettsiales, Épidémiologie, Génotype, Identification, Antigène, Phylogénie, Genre humain, Variation génétique

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Thaïlande

Mots-clés complémentaires : Orientia tsutsugamushi

Classification Agris : L73 - Animal diseases
000 - Other themes

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 4 (2005-2013) - Santé animale et maladies émergentes

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Wongprompitak Patimaporn, Mahidol University (THA)
  • Anukool Wichittra, Mahidol University (THA)
  • Wongsawat Ekkarat, Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (KHM)
  • Silpasakorn Saowalak, Mahidol University (THA)
  • Duong Veasna, Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (KHM)
  • Buchy Philippe, Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (KHM)
  • Morand Serge, CIRAD-ES-UPR AGIRs (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0003-3986-7659
  • Ekpo Pattama, Mahidol University (THA)
  • Suputtamongkol Yupin, Mahidol University (THA)

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