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  Scrub typhus, Republic of Palau.(RESEARCH)
Three distinct groups were assessed: 1) residents of the southwest islands, 2) residents of Echang hamlet (a community within Koror inhabited by migratory southwest island residents and their families), and 3) residents of other Koror hamlets.
Thus, the 2001-2003 outbreak of scrub typhus in the southwest islands is unlikely to be a result of a recent introduction of the pathogen and is probably related to unique host and environmental factors that increased occurrence or recognition of an established disease.
Because southwest island residents were younger, they may be more likely to engage in recreational activities that place them at increased risk for mite exposures.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1G1-142479203.html   (3689 words)

  
  Ryukyu Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Ryukyu Islands or Nansei Islands (南西諸島 Nansei-shotō, which translates literally as "southwest islands"), are an island chain stretching southwestward from the island of Kyushu in Japan.
The Ryukyu Kingdom was once an independent kingdom occupying the island chain, from Yonaguni Island in the southwest to Amami Oshima in the north.
The flora and fauna of the islands have much in common with Taiwan, the Philippines, and Southeast Asia, and are part of the Indomalaya ecozone.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Southwest_Islands   (504 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Ryukyu Islands
The Ryukyu Islands, in Japanese called the (literally Southwest Islands) are a chain of Japanese islands in the western Pacific Ocean at the eastern limit of the East China Sea.
The islands are administratively divided into Satsunan Islands to the north, belonging to Kagoshima Prefecture, and Ryukyu Shotō to the south, belonging to Okinawa Prefecture, Japan (Yoron Island is the southernmost island of the Satsunan Islands and Yonaguni the southermost of the Ryukyu Islands).
The Ryukyu Islands are recognized by ecologists as a distinct subtropical moist broadleaf forest ecoregion.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Ryukyus   (1255 words)

  
 Scrub Typhus, Republic of Palau | CDC EID
From October 2001 to October 2003, an outbreak of scrub typhus was confirmed among residents of the Republic of Palau, a Pacific island nation 900 km east of the Philippines (Figure 1).
The proportion of the overall population sampled was ≈80% for the southwest islands, 18% for Echang, and 0.78% for other Koror hamlets.
Thus, the 2001–2003 outbreak of scrub typhus in the southwest islands is unlikely to be a result of a recent introduction of the pathogen and is probably related to unique host and environmental factors that increased occurrence or recognition of an established disease.
www.cdc.gov /Ncidod/eid/vol12no02/05-0967.htm   (3482 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Naha, Okinawa
Naha is a coastal city located on the southern part of Okinawa Island, the largest of the Ryukyu Islands.
Okinawa Island (沖縄本島 Okinawa-hontō;, the main island of Okinawa) is the largest of the Ryukyu Islands at the edge of the East China Sea, helping to define the seas boundary with the open Pacific Ocean.
Location of Ryukyu Islands Ryukyuan flag The Ryukyu Islands (琉球列島 Ryukyu-rettō, formerly spelled Lewchew or Luchu) or Nansei Islands (南西諸島 Nansei-shotō southwest islands), are an island chain stretching southwestward from the island of Kyushu in Japan.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Naha%2C-Okinawa   (989 words)

  
 Military Geology of Palau Islands, Caroline Islands
Reef islands are situated on the reef, as the three Ngemelis Islands north of Feleliu, and Ngargersiul, Ngerugelbtang, Ngarkim, and Ngeregong on the reef northeast of Peleliu.
Iwo Jima is on the western geanticline (the Iwo Jima Ridge), the Bonin and Mariana Islands are on the eastern geanticline.
Southwest of the Palau Islands the ridge broadens, and the small twin table-reef islands of Sonsorol are situated near the southwest end.
www.geocities.com /ctrlburn/geology.html   (7144 words)

  
 Ethnic Food Preparation and Eating Habits of the Southwest Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On the island of Sonsorol their juice are used as an additive in piropir wese when too much of the coconut milk ingredient is present to help rid a bit of the oily taste.
Bananas traditionally were not present in the islands, but they were introduced by the Germans during their administration, and also by the islanders themselves as they traveled to Palau and to other islands in the Pacific Rim, especially in Indonesia and the Philippines.
On the islands, the natives prefer to harvest the tubers for their starch when the stalk and leaves of the plants have turned yellow and frail.
cas.gmu.edu /~tobi/misc/research/food/foodivnames.htm   (19675 words)

  
 Palau - Portrait of Paradise - About Palau
Micronesia is the general name for the island groups of the Carolines, the Marshalls, the Marianas and the Gilberts.
The Philippine island Davao is over 500 miles to the west, and the southernmost islands of Palau (the Southwest Islands) are actually closer to Indonesia than they are to Palau.
The Rock Islands are pure limestone (these are the remains of ancient coral reefs which were lifted up out of the ocean millions of years ago by volcanic forces).
www.underwatercolours.com /neco.html   (1023 words)

  
 Emerging Infectious Diseases: Scrub typhus in the Republic of Palau, Micronesia
The Republic of Palau is an island nation in western Micronesia, 7[degrees] north of the equator and 900 km east of the Philippines (Figure).
From October 2001 to October 2003, 15 patients from the southwest islands required evacuation to the national hospital in the capital of Palau for treatment of a febrile illness, which was notable for temperature >39.5[degrees]C; duration >7 days (average, 12 days); and abdominal pain, vomiting, or both.
Sonsoral, the island with 14 of the cases, has a population of 40 residents; thus, the attack rate for symptomatic disease on Sonsoral was 35%, higher than has previously been reported for this disease.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0GVK/is_10_10/ai_n7072638   (1333 words)

  
 Search Results for "island"
...An island of southwest Alaska in the eastern Aleutian Islands southwest of Unimak Island.
...An island of northern Michigan in the Straits of Mackinac, a passage connecting Lakes Huron and Michigan between the Upper and Lower peninsulas.
...An island of southwest Alaska in the eastern Aleutian Islands separated from the Alaska Peninsula by a narrow strait.
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 Country Index C - Atlapedia Online
It is bound by Equatorial Guinea to the southwest, Gabon to the south, Congo to the southeast, the Central African Republic to the east, Chad to the northeast, Nigeria to the northwest and the Gulf of Guinea to the west....
It is bound by the Pacific Ocean to the southwest and west, Nicaragua to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the northeast and Panama to the southeast....
It is bound by Slovenia to the northwest, Hungary to the northeast, Serbia to the east, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro to the southeast and the Adriatic Sea to the west and southwest....
www.atlapedia.com /online/a-z_index/c.htm   (667 words)

  
 Scrub typhus in the Republic of Palau, Micronesia Emerging Infectious Diseases - Find Articles
The Republic of Palau is an island nation in western Micronesia, 7[degrees] north of the equator and 900 km east of the Philippines (Figure).
Residents of the islands farm small plots of land that are cleared from the forest.
From October 2001 to October 2003, 15 patients from the southwest islands required evacuation to the national hospital in the capital of Palau for treatment of a febrile illness, which was notable for temperature >39.5[degrees]C; duration >7 days (average, 12 days); and abdominal pain, vomiting, or both.
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0GVK/is_10_10/ai_n7072638   (925 words)

  
 Alaska Maps   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The panorama of Southwest Alaska ranges from the windy grasslands of the Aleutian Islands, the longest archipelago in the world sweeping 1,000 miles westward into the Pacific Ocean, to the surreal volcanic landscape of the Katmai National Park to the emerald green island of Kodiak to the unsurpassed bird populations of the Pribilof Islands.
Southwest is rich with culture, history and wildlife.
Kodiak Island is home to a healthy population of Kodiak brown bears, the world’s largest carnivorous land mammals.
www.gofox.com /alaska/maps.php?map=Southwest   (161 words)

  
 Southwest Florida Fishing - A complete guide to fishing in Southwest Florida with information about saltwater fishing, ...
The southwest region extends from Charlotte Harbor in the north to the famous Ten Thousand Islands in the south.
For the uninitiated, backwater fishing, or backcountry fishing, is angling in the extensive network of bays, mangrove islands and tidal creeks that permeate the region.
Oscars, exotic fish that are working their way into southwest Florida from the Miami area, can be very abundant in the freshwater canals, particularly along the US 41 canal in eastern Collier County.
www.florida-southwest.com /fish   (762 words)

  
 Islands: Door County Wisconsin
The island is visible from North Port and from the ferry to Washington Island.
The island lies in the middle of the Death's Door straits that separate the peninsula and Washington Island.
Gravel Island is the northern one, visible from the shores of Europe Bay, while Spider Island lies south of Newport Bay.
www.doorcounty.com /outdoor/islands.aspx   (658 words)

  
 Volcanoes of the Kurile Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The islands of Paramushir and Onekotan are in the foreground.
The Kurile Islands are a volcanic arc made of about 45 volcanoes on 20 islands.
Detailed maps of the Kurile Islands and information about biological surveys of the islands are available at the homepage of the Internation Kurile Island Project.
volcano.und.nodak.edu /vwdocs/volc_images/north_asia/kuriles.html   (344 words)

  
 Lighthouses of the Nansei (Ryukyu) Islands
The Nansei (or Ryukyu) Islands (Nansei-shoto or "southwest islands" in Japanese) form an archipelago extending southwestward from Kyushu towards Taiwan.
The island is accessible by ferry from Okinawa.
The islands were uninhabited until the late 1800s, when the imperial government sent out settlers to occupy the islands for Japan.
www.unc.edu /~rowlett/lighthouse/jpns.htm   (4317 words)

  
 Scrub Typhus, Micronesia | CDC EID
The Republic of Palau is an island nation in western Micronesia, 7° north of the equator and 900 km east of the Philippines (Figure).
From October 2001 to October 2003, 15 patients from the southwest islands required evacuation to the national hospital in the capital of Palau for treatment of a febrile illness, which was notable for temperature >39.5°C; duration >7 days (average, 12 days); and abdominal pain, vomiting, or both.
Sonsoral, the island with 14 of the cases, has a population of 40 residents; thus, the attack rate for symptomatic disease on Sonsoral was 35%, higher than has previously been reported for this disease.
www.cdc.gov /ncidod/eid/vol10no10/04-0288.htm   (1695 words)

  
 Southwest Art magazine. Artist Showcase
In January, Northern California-based painter Thomas Soltesz flew from San Francisco to the Philippine Islands.
Southwest Art’s Bonnie Gangelhoff caught up with Soltesz while he was staying in the countryside there.
This is the fifth in a series of columns that invite you to travel along with artists to far-flung locations.
www.southwestart.com /section/13   (179 words)

  
 Southwest Farm Press: Revegetating western rangeland with seed-source islands   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Planting grass in a series of small "islands" across western rangelands may be the most environmentally friendly way to reclaim these lands from invasive weeds, according to an Agricultural Research Service scientist.
Now ARS weed ecologist Roger Sheley is studying "seed source islands" as a way to spread desired native grasses across rangelands that the weeds have taken over.
To create the islands, Sheley plants a small plot of the desired species in the middle of a weedy area.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0HEW/is_23_34/ai_n7636602   (397 words)

  
 Southwest Islands
The Southwestern Islands includes the tip of the Alaska peninsula (Cold Bay), the islands in the Bering Sea (St. Paul) and the Aleutian chain (Adak, Shemya, and Attu), stretching across the 180th meridian toward Siberia.
How much of the treelessness is imposed by the climate and how much is due to the fact that trees were unable to reach the islands when temperatures rose after the last ice age is controversial.
The island terrain is rugged, dominated by young and often active volcanoes.
climate.gi.alaska.edu /Stations/SouthwestIs/index.html   (289 words)

  
 Southwest Islands (Palau) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Southwest Islands of Palau are several small islands spread across the Pacific Ocean, about 600 km from the main island chain of Palau.
The Southwest Islands are divided into two states:
This article about a place in Oceania is a stub.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Southwest_Islands_(Palau)   (76 words)

  
 Windward Islands
The Eastern Caribbean is divided roughly into two sets of islands: those that receive the Trade Winds first, that is the Windward Islands, and those that are a bit to the west, the Leeward Islands.
The Windward Islands we visited include Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent's Grenadines (Bequia and the Tobago Cays), Carriacou, and Grenada.
The larger islands are all lush volcanic islands with peaks over 3000 feet (1,000m) high, and rugged coastline on the eastern (windward) side.
www.hackingfamily.com /Landfalls/Windwards/windward_islands.htm   (137 words)

  
 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Christmas and Cocos Islands tropical forests (IM0110)
The Cocos Islands offer a glimpse of a classic atoll, in which a volcanic island is submerged and becomes engulfed by coral reefs, leaving a large lagoon where the crater once rose.
However, while the Cocos Islands have submerged to form atolls, Christmas Island is the peak of an ancient volcano that rises 16,500 feet (5000 m) from the ocean floor--rising over 1,000 feet (350 m) above sea level.
The climate on the islands is tropical, with temperatures averaging about 80° F (26° C) and the humidity lingering between 80 and 90 percent.
www.nationalgeographic.com /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/im/im0110.html   (530 words)

  
 San Blas
It was obvious which islands people were living on because they had nicely cut out all the scrubby underbrush and big bushes, making it a lot easier to find coconuts that fell.
Once, we were playing on the windsurfer board and instead of tying it to the big boat, we tied it to the back of a visiting dinghy, with a big 50 hp engine, and, well, eventually they had to leave.
The clear water in all the glorious shades of blue, aquamarine, turquoise, royal blue and umpteen others, the picturesque palm covered islands, the colorful Kunas sailing around in their dugout canoes, the magnificent snorkeling, and the great wildlife (over and under the water), all combine to make the San Blas a truly delightful experience.
www.hackingfamily.com /Landfalls/SouthWest/san_blas.htm   (1142 words)

  
 Coastal Watershed Institute
Influence of freshwater inflow on the habitat value of oyster reefs in the three southwest Florida estuaries.
Progradation in Southwest Florida occurs through the development of oyster reefs at intertidal depths; mangrove propagules will then settle on a reef and eventually transform into a mangrove-forested island.
For Southwest Florida, this means a fundamental shift in our coastal and freshwater wetland distribution and ecology and major impacts to human development.
www.fgcu.edu /cwi/research2.htm   (735 words)

  
 April 16, 1997 50th National Park in American Samoa
The National Park of American Samoa was authorized in 1988 by Congress to preserve and protect the tropical rainforest ecosystem, flying fox fruit bat habitat, the coral reefs, and the 3,000 year-old Samoan culture and archeological resources.
The chain of islands is located 2,300 miles southwest of Hawaii and over 4,100 miles southwest of San Francisco.
The remaining 20 square miles include the islands of Ofu, Olsoega, and Ta’u of the Manu’a group located 60 miles east of Tutuila; Aunu, a small island 1/4 mile off the Eastern shore of Tutuila; Rose Atoll, a wildlife refuge 60 miles east of Manu’a; and Swain’s Island, 200 miles north of Tutuila.
www.doi.gov /news/archives/somoa.html   (539 words)

  
 Southwest Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Southwest Islands or Nansei-shoto (南西諸島 Nansei-shotō) are an island chain stretching southwestward from Kyushu in Japan.
It has a subtropical climate with warm winters and hot summers.
While Southwest Islands is a direct translation of the Japanese name, the English name for Nansei-shotō is actually Ryukyu Islands.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Southwest_Islands   (86 words)

  
 Ryukyu Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Ryukyu Islands (琉球列島 Ryūkyū-rettō), also known as the Nansei-shoto (南西諸島 Nansei-shotō, which translates literally as the Southwest Islands), are an island chain stretching southwestward from the island of Kyushu in Japan.
The Ryukyu Islands are recognized by ecologists as a distinct subtropical moist broadleaf forest ecoregion.
Nansei Islands subtropical evergreen forests (World Wildlife Fund) (http://www.worldwildlife.org/wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/im/im0170_full.html)
www.bonneylake.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Ryukyu_Islands   (417 words)

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