murine typhus


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Related to murine typhus: scrub typhus, bubonic plague

murine typhus

[′myu̇‚rīn ′tī·fəs]
(medicine)
A relatively mild, acute, febrile illness of worldwide distribution caused by Rickettsia mooseri, transmitted from rats to humans by the flea and characterized by headache, macular rash, and myalgia. Also known as endemic typhus; flea-borne typhus; rat typhus; shop typhus; urban typhus.
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tsutsugamushi (Otsu47) and murine typhus was diagnosed based on the outer membrane protein B gene of Rickettsia typhi (Rtyph).
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Confirmation of the diagnosis of murine typhus relies primarily on serological or molecular methods [2].
Actually, infections with Rickettsia felis are considered as a murine typhus due to similarity in symptoms with murine typhus.
Clinical and laboratory features of murine typhus in south Texas, 1980 through 1987.
Murine typhus as a common cause of fever of intermediate duration: a 17 year study in the South of Spain.
typhi-caused murine typhus worldwide has been the rat flea (Xenopsylla cheopsis), which maintains R.
Murine typhus is a reportable condition in Texas, and healthcare providers are required to report any suspected cases to the local health department through the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System within 1 week of detection.
Because of our immediate and effective flea eradication efforts and subsequent rodent abatement, an outbreak of murine typhus was averted.
Epidemic and murine typhus can occur in the same environmental conditions, which hampered Civil War medical professionals from distinguishing between the two diseases.
Cat fleas also carry tapeworms and murine typhus and have been implicated in some outbreaks of bubonic plague.
We excluded from analysis those patients who were classified as having possible cases or a diagnosis of murine typhus or concurrent JSF and ST infection.