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Title :Surveys on vector mites of Tsutsugamushi disease in Taiwan and Ryukyu Islands
Title alternative :台湾および琉球諸島における恙虫病媒介ツツガムシの疫学的調査
Authors :Hasegawa, Hideo
Otsuru, Masamitsu
Fujii, Tamotsu
Toma, Hiromu
Sato, Yoshiya
Issue Date :1990
Abstract :An epidemiological survey on the vector mites of Tsutsugamushi disease was conducted in Taiwan and the Ryukyu Islands. On the Penghu Islands and Taitung of Taiwan, the only trombiculid mite belonging to the subgenus Leptotrombidium collected from rodents and insectivores was L. (L.) deliense, the potential vector of Rickettsia tsutsugamushi in the Asia-Pacific region south of Japan. On the other hand, on Mt. Alishan three species of the subgenus Leptotrombidium including L. (L.) kawamurai were collected from rodents, suggesting that the reservoirs of R. tsutsugamushi may be in this highland. On Okinawa Island, Japan, the trombiculid mite was not collected from rodents and insectivores in the present survey.
URL :https://doi.org/10.7601/mez.41.235
Type Local :雑誌掲載論文
ISSN :0424-7086
Publisher :The Japan Society of Medical Entomology and Zoology
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12000/45949
Citation :Medical Entomology and Zoology Vol.41 no.3 p.235 -246
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