scrub typhus (orientia tsutsugamushi), spotted fever (rickettsia australis) and dengue fever as possible causes of mysterious deaths in the strickland gorge area of southern highlands and west sepik provinces of papua new guinea.a medical investigation was carried out in april 2001 into an outbreak of a mysterious haemorrhagic disease and deaths in the remote picturesque strickland river area of papua new guinea (png). the area is in part of the southern highlands and west sepik provinces and situated downstream from the porgera joint venture gold mine. 9 villages were visited and 140 persons, consisting of immediate blood relatives of the deceased (cases) and others in the village picked at random (controls), were phys ...200719583101
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