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Table 4 Summary of number of tested hosts and O. tsutsugamushi positives of all species, subdivided by laboratory test category

From: Scrub typhus ecology: a systematic review of Orientia in vectors and hosts

Laboratory test category Total no. of individuals tested Total no. positive Percent positive
Culture +/− microscopy 16,486 2943 18
Combination culture and serology 14,195 2761 19
Combination culture and molecular 389 91 23
Microscopy alone 250 6 2
Combination serological and molecular 3443 1387 40
Serological 36,089 10,874 30
Molecular 12,198 1170 10
Unknown 169 10 6
  1. Key: +/−, with or without