Serological analysis of Rickettsia tsutsugamushi isolates from North Queensland.

The Australian journal of experimental biology and medical science

PubMedID: 6810861

Shirai A, Campbell RW, Gan E, Chan TC, Huxsoll DL. Serological analysis of Rickettsia tsutsugamushi isolates from North Queensland. Aust J Exp Biol Med Sci. 1982;60(Pt 2):203-5.
Fifty-two Rickettsia tsutsugamushi isolates from humans, rodents and chiggers in North Queensland were serologically characterized by the direct immunofluorescence test. A majority (71%) of the isolates was a mixture of two or more strains. The most frequently detected strains in the 52 isolates were TA716 (84%), TA763 (42%), TA686 (33%), and Karp (31%). The Gilliam strain was detected in only 4% of the isolates.