Murine typhus and febrile illness, Nepal.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Murine typhus was diagnosed by PCR in 50 (7%) of 756 adults with febrile illness seeking treatment at Patan Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal. Of patients with murine typhus, 64% were women, 86% were residents of Kathmandu, and 90% were unwell during the winter. No characteristics clearly distinguished typhus patients from those with blood culture-positive enteric fever.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zimmerman, MD; Murdoch, DR; Rozmajzl, PJ; Basnyat, B; Woods, CW; Richards, AL; Belbase, RH; Hammer, DA; Anderson, TP; Reller, LB

Published Date

  • October 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 1656 - 1659

PubMed ID

  • 18826840

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2609894

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1080-6059

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3201/eid1410.080236


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States