typhus

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Related to Brill-Zinsser disease: ehrlichiosis, recrudescent typhus, Rickettsia typhi
  • noun

Synonyms for typhus

rickettsial disease transmitted by body lice and characterized by skin rash and high fever

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Since 1970, reports of only 8 cases of Brill-Zinsser disease have been published (9,10).
In 1967, Atlacomulco, a county in the state of Mexico that had been free of typhus for 5 years, experienced an outbreak of louseborne typhus associated with a case of Brill-Zinsser disease in a 76-year-old man who bad a history of epidemic typhus.
prowazekii outbreaks in Europe, based on our findings of an outbreak of epidemic typhus in Russia, a case of Brill-Zinsser disease in France (15), and a case of epidemic typhus imported from Algeria (9).
Twenty cases of epidemic typhus and 33 cases of Brill-Zinsser disease were reported.
Recrudescence in the form of Brill-Zinsser disease may act as the source of an outbreak, but wide spread cannot occur without louse infestation, as recent outbreaks in Burundi (1) and Russia (2) have shown.