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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In 1853, Alleyne quarantined seventeen of the 569 ships because of measles, typhus fever, scarlet fever or smallpox.
Varieties of typhus virus and the epidemiology of the American form of European typhus fever. Am J Hyg.
Typhus fever from Rickettsia prowazekii infection is a severe and occasionally fatal disease in humans.
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 [TABULAR DATA OMITTED]
Persons dying of Typhus fever are frequently interred with no more than 2ft above them."
"Typhus fever is a disease that can cause serious complications requiring lengthy hospitalization, and rarely, death," said Ying-Ying Goh, M.D., Pasadena's health officer, CNN reported.
Although not very common but suspicion of scrub typhus fever and leptospirosis was made as patient presented in monsoon season and was from rural area.
Serological evidence for wide distribution of spotted fevers and typhus fever in Tamil Nadu.
A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for the spotted fever group (R rickettsii, R akari, and R conorii) and typhus fever group of rickettsial agents (R typhi and R prowazekii) were negative.
After the victory of the Serbian army at Cer and the Battle of Kolubara, Dr Avram Jozef Vinaver arrived in Gevgelia with his unit (Serbia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia today), where, exhausted by myocardial typhus fever that he had suffered earlier, he contracted malaria and died in 1915.
A study of murine typhus fever in Coffee County, Alabama.
(4.) CDC Typhus Fevers: https://www.cdc.gov/typhus/murine/index.html