Two cases of travel-acquired scrub typhus imported in the Netherlands are described. The characteristic eschar was absent in both cases. One case acquired scrub typhus in non-rural surroundings in India, highlighting that scrub typhus must also be considered a (sub) urban zoonosis.

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Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
Department of Virology

Vliegenthart-Jongbloed, K., De Mendonça Melo, M., Slobbe, L., Beersma, T., & van Genderen, P. (2013). Imported scrub typhus in the Netherlands. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, 11(3), 197–199. doi:10.1016/j.tmaid.2012.08.006