EDWIN N. IRONS; HIRAM E. ARMSTRONG
In the course of jungle operations in the islands of the Southwest Pacific, and in the China-Burma-India Theater, Allied forces encountered scrub typhus (Tsutsugamushi disease) in a variety of geographical conditions and with marked variations in the number and severity of cases and speed with which the outbreaks developed. This is a report on 1255 cases of scrub typhus contracted by U. S. Army personnel between June 18 and October 21, 1944 on Owi and Biak islands, off the coast of Dutch New Guinea. All cases were cared for in a 750 bed Army evacuation hospital located on Owi island.
IRONS EN, ARMSTRONG HE. SCRUB TYPHUS IN DUTCH NEW GUINEA1. Ann Intern Med. ;26:201–220. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-26-2-201
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;26(2):201-220.
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