Chines Journal of Vector Biology and Control ›› 2020, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (6): 738-743.DOI: 10.11853/j.issn.1003.8280.2020.06.025

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Research progress in epidemiological characteristics and influencing factors of scrub typhus

LI Wen, LI Gui-chang, LIU Xiao-bo, LIU Qi-yong, LU Liang   

  1. State Key Laboratory of Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing 102206, China
  • Received:2020-06-24 Online:2020-12-20 Published:2020-12-20
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    Supported by the Science and Technology Resources Survey (No. 2017FY101202) and National Health Commission-commissioned Research (Strategy and Technology Research on Climate Change Health Risk Assessment)


李文, 李贵昌, 刘小波, 刘起勇, 鲁亮   

  1. 中国疾病预防控制中心传染病预防控制所媒介生物控制室, 传染病预防控制国家重点实验室, 北京 102206
  • 通讯作者: 鲁亮,
  • 作者简介:李文,女,在读硕士,主要从事气象敏感性传染病研究工作,
  • 基金资助:



Scrub typhus is an acute febrile vector-borne infectious disease caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi. It is transmitted by the bite of chigger mite larvae. Now scrub typhus is a relatively serious public health issue in the Asia-Pacific region, threatening the health of more than one billion people worldwide. China is one of the countries with relatively serious burden of scrub typhus. In recent years, there has been an increasing trend in the epidemic areas of scrub typhus and the number of infected cases. With the development of "3S" spatial information technologies represented by geographic information system (GIS), remote sensing (RS), and global positioning system (GPS), many scholars have applied these technologies to studies on the spatial epidemic pattern of scrub typhus. This article mainly introduces the epidemiological characteristics and spatiotemporal dynamic trends of scrub typhus domestic and overseas, as well as the natural environmental factors and socioeconomic factors affecting the epidemic of scrub typhus, and focuses on the roles of spatial statistics and GIS technology in the epidemiological study of scrub typhus, so as to provide a reference for the future epidemiological study and the prevention and control of scrub typhus.

Key words: Scrub typhus, Epidemiological characteristics, Spatiotemporal dynamics, Influencing factors



关键词: 恙虫病, 流行特征, 时空动态, 影响因素

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