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Research Article

New Genotypes of Orientia tsutsugamushi Isolated from Humans in Eastern Taiwan

  • Hui-Hua Yang equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Hui-Hua Yang, I-Tsong Huang

    Affiliations: Institute of Medical Sciences, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan, Contract Laboratory of Viral and Rickettsial Infection, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan, Emerging Infectious Pathogen Research Laboratory, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan

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  • I-Tsong Huang equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Hui-Hua Yang, I-Tsong Huang

    Affiliations: Institute of Medical Sciences, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan, Contract Laboratory of Viral and Rickettsial Infection, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan

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  • Chin-Hui Lin,

    Affiliation: Contract Laboratory of Viral and Rickettsial Infection, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan

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  • Tren-Yi Chen,

    Affiliation: School of Medicine of Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung City, Taiwan

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  • Li-Kuang Chen mail

    likuangchen@gmail.com

    Affiliations: Institute of Medical Sciences, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan, Contract Laboratory of Viral and Rickettsial Infection, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan, Emerging Infectious Pathogen Research Laboratory, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan, Emergency Medicine Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan

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  • Published: October 10, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046997

About the Authors

Hui-Hua Yang, I-Tsong Huang, Li-Kuang Chen
Institute of Medical Sciences, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
Hui-Hua Yang, I-Tsong Huang, Chin-Hui Lin, Li-Kuang Chen
Contract Laboratory of Viral and Rickettsial Infection, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
Hui-Hua Yang, Li-Kuang Chen
Emerging Infectious Pathogen Research Laboratory, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
I-Tsong Huang, Li-Kuang Chen
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
Tren-Yi Chen
School of Medicine of Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung City, Taiwan
Li-Kuang Chen
Emergency Medicine Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan

Corresponding Author

Email: likuangchen@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HHY ITH LKC. Performed the experiments: HHY ITH CHL TYC. Analyzed the data: HHY ITH LKC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HHY ITH LKC. Wrote the paper: HHY ITH LKC.