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Encyclopedia > Endemic typhus

Endemic typhus is caused by certain species of Rickettsia - namely R. typhi, transmitted by fleas infesting rats, and less often R. felis, transmitted by fleas carried by cats or opossums. Symptoms include headache, fever, chills, joint pain, nausea, vomiting, and cough.


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This form of typhus is also known as "prison fever" and as "ship fever", because it becomes prevalent in crowded conditions in prisons and aboard ships.
Endemic typhus (also called "flea-borne typhus" and "murine typhus") is caused by Rickettsia typhi, transmitted by fleas infesting rats, and, less often, Rickettsia felis, transmitted by fleas carried by cats or possums.
Epidemic typhus is one of the strongest candidates for the cause of this disease outbreak, supported by both medical and scholarly opinions.
Endemic typhus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (94 words)
Civilian Public Service worker distributes rat poison for typhus control in Gulfport Mississippi, ca.
Endemic typhus ("Murine typhus" or "fleaborne typhus") is caused by certain species of Rickettsia - namely R.
typhi, transmitted by fleas infesting rats (murine typhus), and less often R.
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