typhus fever


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typhus fever

[′tī·fəs ′fē·vər]
(medicine)
Any of three louse-borne human diseases caused by Rickettsia prowazakii characterized by fever, stupor, headaches, and a dark-red rash.
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There are reports of typhus fever from Bangladesh (2).
A rise in OX titre is suggestive of typhus fever, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for typhus is confirmatory.
Mortality from untreated typhus fever is up to 15% (3).
In 1853 this was twenty-one days for smallpox and fourteen days for 'ship fever' and in 1883, twenty-one days for smallpox, typhus fever and 'relapsing fevers', ten days for cholera and yellow fever and at the discretion of the Health Officer in most other cases.
In 1853, Alleyne quarantined seventeen of the 569 ships because of measles, typhus fever, scarlet fever or smallpox.
Illustrating the basic cost of quarantining a sailing ship in 1837, the master of the Lady MacNaghten successfully claimed 302 [pounds sterling] 13s 10d (the 1998 equivalent being about 18,200 [pounds sterling] stg (19) from the government for the use of his ship for thirty three days as a hospital ship for passengers and crew infected with typhus fever.
Typhus survivors in Mexico are at risk for relapsing typhus fever and are potential sources for typhus outbreaks.
Fear, stigmatization, and discrimination plagued Russian Jewish immigrants when the 1892 outbreaks of typhus fever and cholera in New York City were traced to Russian Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe (8).
1990 AIDS 33,953 Anthrax - Botulism: Foodbore 16 Infant 47 Other 5 Brucellosis 68 Cholera 4 Congenital rubella syndrome 3 Diphtheria 3 Encephalitis, post-infectious 79 Gonorrhea: civilian 534,788 military 7,109 Leprosy 166 Leptospirosis 45 Measles: imported 1,068 indigenous 22,515 Plaque 2 Poliomyelitis, Paralytic * - Psittacosis 91 Rabies, human 1 Syphilis: civilian 38,399 military 196 Syphilis, congenital, age < 1 year 685 Tetanus 47 Toxic shock syndrome 243 Trichinosis 22 Tuberculosis 18,566 Tularemia 118 Typhoid fever 406 Typhus fever, tickborne (RMSF) 563 (*) Three cases of suspected poliomyelitis have been reported in 1990; five of 13 suspected cases in 1989 were confirmed and all were vaccine-associated.
In March 2002, typhus fever was diagnosed in two patients residing in West Virginia and Georgia.
Epidemiologic and clinical characteristics of flying squirrel- associated typhus fever in the United States, 1984-2002 (a) Case no.
1990 AIDS 27,283 Anthrax - Botulism: Foodborne 9 Infant 39 Other 6 Brucellosis 47 Cholera 3 Congenital rubella syndrome 3 Diphtheria 2 Encephalitis, post-infectious 65 Gonorrhea: civilian 430,230 military 5,921 Leprosy 139 Leptospirosis 29 Measles: imported 969 indigenous 18,016 Plague 1 Poliomyelitis, Paralytic - Psittacosis 77 Rabies, human 1 Syphillis: civilian 31,180 military 166 Syphilis, congenital, age < 1 year 35 Tetanus 685 Toxic shock syndrome 214 Trihinosis 19 Tubercolusis 13,926 Tularemia 81 Typhoid fever 263 Typhus fever, tickborne (RMSF) 383