Novel vector of scrub typhus in subantarctic Chile – evidence from human exposure
Weitzel T., Silva-de la Fuente M.C., Martínez-Valdebenito C., Stekolnikov A.A., Pérez C., Pérez R., Vial C., Abarca K., Acosta-Jamett G.
Clinical Infectious Diseases, ciab748 (2021).
S U M M A R Y
The exposure of a research team to chigger mites in southern Chile allowed the first identification of a trombiculid species
as vector and reservoir of scrub typhus outside the tsutsugamushi triangle, providing unique insights into the ecology and transmission
of this recently discovered rickettsial infection in South America.