Leptospirosis Scrub Typhus and Colorado Tick Fever Like Disease in Korea
Midterm rept. 17 Oct 1988-15 Mar 1990
KOREA UNIV SEOUL INST FOR VIRAL DISEASES
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Leptospirosis, scrub typhus and Colorado Tick Fever-like disease are all febrile diseases found in Korea which have a clinical presentation similar to that of Korean hemorrhagic fever. These diseases have all been shown to be of great military medical importance, and all have rodents are reservoirs, so it is natural to study them as a group. To facilitate research on these diseases, a new medical research laboratory, USAMRU-ROK, was set up in Seoul, Korea in the autumn of 1988. Current research projects include a study of farming practices throughout Korea a case control study of risk factors in Korean soldiers a country-wide survey of rodent reservoirs a longitudinal ecological study of the principal reservoir, apodemus agrarius taxonomic studies of Apodemus species and development of new diagnostic tests. In addition, the new laboratory provides support to U.S. forces throughout the Pacific theater.
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