Presence of antibodies to scrub typhus and murine typhus in dogs from Selangor, Peninsular, Malaysia

Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 1977 Jun;8(2):232-5.


Dog sera, collected from different communities throughout Selangor, Peninsular Malaysia, were investigated for the presence of antibodies to R. tsutsugamushi and R. typhi. Scrub typhus antibodies were present in animals from the rural areas only, whereas murine typhus antibodies were observed in equal numbers of dogs from both rural and metropolitan areas. Greater percentage of dogs from suburban areas had demonstrable antibody titers to murine typhus than from the urban area.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antibodies, Bacterial / analysis*
  • Dog Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Dogs
  • Fluorescent Antibody Technique / methods
  • Malaysia
  • Orientia tsutsugamushi / immunology
  • Rickettsia typhi / immunology
  • Scrub Typhus / diagnosis
  • Scrub Typhus / veterinary*
  • Typhus, Endemic Flea-Borne / diagnosis
  • Typhus, Endemic Flea-Borne / veterinary*


  • Antibodies, Bacterial