Three rickettsioses, Darnley Island, Australia
Nathan B Unsworth, John Stenos, Antony G Faa, Stephen R Graves
EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES | CENTERS DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION | Published : 2007
We report 3 rickettsioses on Darnley Island, Australia, in the Torres Strait. In addition to previously described cases of Flinders Island spotted fever (Rickettsia honei strain "marmionii"), we describe 1 case of Queensland tick typhus (R. australis) and 2 cases of scrub typhus caused by a unique strain (Orientia tsutsugamushi).