endemic typhus


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endemic typhus

[en′dem·ik ′tī·fəs]
(medicine)
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The concurrence and presence of mammals, vectors, and humans may contribute to maintaining transmission of endemic typhus in a reduced area, with the possibility to cause outbreaks (7,8).
Endemic typhus can be transmitted from rodents to fleas living on cats and rats, and people can get the disease when fleas bite.
A strain of endemic typhus fever virus isolated from a house mouse (Mus musculus musculus).
Van Gordon said the fleas on opossums and rodents carry endemic typhus, sometimes referred to as murine typhus.