Orientia tsutsugamushi

Orientia tsutsugamushi

the only member of its genus, this species is the causative agent of scrub typhus, transmitted by mites; formerly called Rickettsia tsutsugamushi.

Orientia tsutsugamushi

[ôr′e·enshe′ə tso̅o̅tso̅o̅gəmo̅o̅′she]
Etymology: L, oriens, east; Jpn, tsutsuga, illness + mushi, tick
a species of organisms, formerly known as Rickettsia tsutsugamushi, that causes scrub typhus. It is widespread throughout southern and eastern Asia, northern Australia, Indonesia, and the Pacific islands and is transmitted from infected rodents to humans by mites of the family Trombiculidae.

Or·i·en·ti·a tsu·tsu·ga·mu·shi

(ōr-ē-en'shē-ă tsū-tsū-gă-mū'shē)
A bacterial species that causes tsutsugamushi disease and scrub typhus; transmitted by trombiculid mites; formerly known as Rickettsia tsutsugamushi.

Orientia tsutsugamushi

obligately intracellular bacteria that cause scrub typhus in humans and many small feral mammals, especially rodents and occasionally dogs.
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Survival and Growth of Orientia tsutsugamushi in Conventional Hemocultures
1] The causative organism is Orientia tsutsugamushi, a gram negative alpha proteobacterium.
According to the company, the DPP Fever Panel Assay will include a quality control and nine tests aimed at parasitic, viral and bacterial pathogens commonly responsible for fever symptoms in the Asia Pacific region, including malaria (four Plasmodium species, using pLDH and HRP2), dengue virus, Zika virus, chikungunya virus, leptospirosis, Rickettsia typhi, Burkholderia pseudomallei, and Orientia tsutsugamushi.
While at AFRIMS, Frances conducted laboratory and field evaluations of repellents and toxicants against mosquito vectors of malaria and mite vectors of Orientia tsutsugamushi.
Scrub typhus, caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi, is an acute, febrile, infectious illness.
KEY WORDS: Scrub typhus, Orientia tsutsugamushi, Hepatitis, Computed tomography.
Humans acquire the disease when an infected chigger bites them while feeding and inoculates Orientia tsutsugamushi pathogens.
Scrub typhus, also known as bush typhus, is a disease caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi.
Although Hualien is one of Taiwan's least-populated counties, it has reported one of the country's highest rates of scrub typhus, which is caused by the bacterium Orientia tsutsugamushi and transmitted by chiggers.
Second, the scrub typhus-causing genus Orientia, which only contains one recognized species, Orientia tsutsugamushi.
Rickettsial diseases include spotted fever group (SFG) rickettsioses (Mediterranean spotted fever, African tick-bite fever and the typhus group of rickettsiae), scrub typhus caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi, human monocytic ehrlichiosis and human granulocytic anaplasmosis.
It has also a worldwide distribution; and (c) Scrub typhus is caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi (formerly Rickettsia tsutsugamushi) transmitted via the mite belonging to the Leptotrombidium akamushi, and possibly Leptotrombidium deliense (1).