2023 journal article

Detection of Orientia spp. Bacteria in Field-Collected Free-Living Eutrombicula Chigger Mites, United States

EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES, 29(8), 1676–1679.

By: K. Chen*, N. Travanty*, R. Garshong*, D. Crossley, G. Wasserberg, C. Apperson*, R. Roe*, L. Ponnusamy*

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Added: September 11, 2023

Scrub typhus, a rickettsial disease caused by Orientia spp., is transmitted by infected larval trombiculid mites (chiggers). We report the molecular detection of Orientia species in free-living Eutrombicula chiggers collected in an area in North Carolina, USA, to which spotted fever group rickettsiae infections are endemic.