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Volume 25, Number 6—June 2019

Scrub Typhus in Continental Chile, 2016–20181

Thomas WeitzelComments to Author , Katia AbarcaComments to Author , Constanza Martínez-Valdebenito, Gerardo Acosta-Jamett, Ju Jiang, and Allen L. Richards
Author affiliations: Clinica Alemana, Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago, Chile (T. Weitzel); Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago (C. Martínez-Valdebenito, K. Abarca); Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile (G. Acosta-Jamett); Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA (J. Jiang, A.L. Richards)

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Table 1

Demographic and epidemiologic data of 9 scrub typhus cases in continental Chile, 2016–2018

Case no. Age, y/sex Month of probable exposure Location of probable exposure
Region Site
1 43/M 2016 Mar Aysén Caleta Tortel
2 56/M 2017 Feb Los Lagos Pumalín
3 25/M 2017 Mar Los Lagos Cochamó
4 69/M 2018 Feb Aysén Queulat
5 22/F 2018 Feb Los Lagos Puelo
6 25/M 2018 Feb Los Lagos Puelo
7 39/M 2018 Feb Los Lagos Tagua Tagua
8 28/M 2018 Mar Bío Bío Alto Bío Bío
9 21/F 2018 Mar Los Lagos Cochamó

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1Preliminary results from this study were presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, October 28–November 2, 2018, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

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