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Detection of Orientia sp. DNA in rodents from Asia, West Africa and Europe

Cosson J.F., Galan M., Bard E., Razzauti M., Bernard M., Morand S., Brouat C., Dalecky A., Bâ K., Charbonnel N., Vayssier-Taussat M.. 2015. Parasites and Vectors, 8 : 4 p..

Orientia bacterium is the agent of the scrub typhus, a seriously neglected life-threatening disease in Asia. Here, we report the detection of DNA of Orientia in rodents from Europe and Africa. These findings have important implications for public health. Surveillance outside Asia, where the disease is not expected by sanitary services, needs to be improved. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés : europe; afrique occidentale; asie

Thématique : Organismes nuisibles des animaux; Maladies des animaux

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