Rickettsioses, including Orientia tsutsugamushi and Rickettsia species, are carried by many arthropods including ticks, fleas, mites and lice, and cause diseases in humans such as spotted fever, epidemic typhus, murine typhus and scrub typhus.

The map shows study sites in the Mekong region where Rickettsia spps were reported in one or more of the 146 published studies reviewed during the pilot study.

Guide to using the map:

The colour of a map marker indicates the percentage of samples found to be positive for the identified bacterium or virus. For example, a purple marker indicates no positive cases found; a red marker indicates that more than 30% samples were positive.

Click on a map marker to view basic descriptive data including study type, frequency of a positive result and the study citation.

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