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Table 5 Summary of percentage of hosts testing O. tsutsugamushi positive, subdivided into taxonomic groups

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

Group Major species tested Total no. of individuals tested Total no. positive (all test types) Percent positive
Artiodactylaa Cow, sheep, goat, pig 1568 54 3.4
Aves Chicken, Passer domesticus, Motacilla cinerea 293 16 5.5
Canidaeb Dog, Cerdocyon thous 1826 325 17.8
Chiropterac Rhinolophus ferrumequinum, Eptisicus serotinus 797 99 12.4
Cricetidae Cricetulus triton, Microtus fortis, Myodes glareolus 2516 308 12.2
Echimyidaed Thrichomys fosteri 85 0 0
Erinaceidae Echinosorex gymnura 8 0 0
Felidaed Leopardus pardialis 7 0 0
Herpestidae Herpestes javanicus 1 0 0
Lagomorpha Ochotona roylei 6 0 0
Marsupialia Isoodon macrourus, Thylamys macrurus 285 37 14.5
Muridae Apodemus agrarius, Rattus rattus, Rattus norvegicus, Rattus tiomanicus, Bandicota indica 52,670 13,419 25.5
Mustelidae Melogale personata 7 1 14.2
Reptilia Lizards, Physignathus lesuerii 61 0 0
Sciuridae Callosciurus notatus, Tamias sibiricus 1692 105 6.2
Simiformes Macaca fascicularis 27 12 44.0
Soricidae Suncus murinus, Crocidura lasiura 1247 165 13.2
Talpidaee Urotrichus talpoides 13 3 23.0
Tupaiidae Tupaia glis 333 49 14.7
Viverridaef Paradoxurus hermaphrodites 6 0 0
Multiple or unidentified species 20,056 4649 23.2
  1. aOnly performed in China, Taiwan and Russia
  2. bOnly dogs positive
  3. cSingle study from South Korea using serology
  4. dOnly tested in Brazil
  5. eOnly tested in Japan
  6. fOnly tested in Vietnam