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serological surveillance of scrub typhus, murine typhus, and leptospirosis in small mammals captured at firing points 10 and 60, gyeonggi province, republic of korea, 2001-2005.soldiers from the republic of korea and the united states conducting peacetime military operations at various training sites and multiple range complexes located near the demilitarized zone separating north and south korea are exposed to rodents and their potentially disease-carrying ectoparasites. these diseases include scrub typhus, murine typhus, and leptospirosis. many of the training sites are rural or semi-rural, surrounded or co-located with various forms of agriculture, and are infested ...201019402761
geographical distribution and relative abundance of vectors of scrub typhus in the republic of korea.a survey to determine the geographical distribution and relative abundance of potential vectors of scrub typhus was conducted from october to november 2006 at 13 localities throughout the republic of korea. apodemus agrarius accounted for 97.6% (80/82) of all rodents, while only 2 myodes regulus (2/82) were collected. a total of 10,860 chiggers were collected from a. agrarius belonging to 4 genera and 8 species, while only walchia fragilis (40) was collected from myodes regulus. leptotrombidium ...200919967086
detection of rickettsia typhi and seasonal prevalence of fleas collected from small mammals in the republic of korea.fleas were collected from live-captured small mammals to identify potential flea-borne pathogens, seasonal prevalence of flea species, and host preference as part of the us military rodent-borne diseases surveillance program conducted at one us military installation and 10 military training sites, northern gyeonggi province, republic of korea. during 2003-04, 948 fleas (563 females and 385 males) were recovered from 2,742 small mammals (seven rodent and one insectivore species). apodemus agrariu ...201020090029
serological surveillance of scrub typhus, murine typhus, and leptospirosis in small mammals captured at twin bridges training area, gyeonggi province, republic of korea, 2005-2007.soldiers from the republic of korea and the united states conduct armistice military operations at twin bridges training area (tbta) located near the demilitarized zone (dmz) and are exposed to zoonotic disease pathogens that small mammals and their potentially disease-carrying ectoparasites transmit. tbta is a 36 km2 rural training site with small villages and various forms of agriculture along its boundary. at tbta, rodents, insectivores, and their ectoparasites are commonly found in associati ...201020108842
ecology of hantaan virus at twin bridges training area, gyeonggi province, republic of korea, 2005-2007.the twin bridges training area (tbta) in the republic of korea consists of dirt roads, barren training areas, and forested hillsides adjacent to linear and broad expanses of tall grasses, herbaceous, and scrub vegetation. of the six species of small mammals, the striped field mouse, apodemus agrarius, was the most frequently captured (96.1%). apodemus agrarius capture rates varied from 17.7 to 33.2% during three trapping periods. gravid females were observed during november-december 2006 (8.4%) ...200920836826
ecological surveillance of small mammals at dagmar north training area, gyeonggi province, republic of korea, 2001-2005.a seasonal rodent-borne disease surveillance program was established at dagmar north training area located near the demilitarized zone, republic of korea, from 2001 through 2005. selected habitats surveyed included earthen banks separating rice paddies, fighting positions along a 5 m rock-faced earthen berm, and extensive tall grasses with various degrees of herbaceous and scrub vegetation associated with dirt roads, rice paddies, ditches, ponds, or the imjin river. of the nine species of small ...201121635640
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