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Synonyms for typhus

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

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An outbreak in Atlacomulco in 1967 was traced to a 76-year-old man with Brill-Zinsser disease (11).
Brill-Zinsser disease in a patient following infection with sylvatic epidemic typhus associated with flying squirrels.
Subsequently, this region was thought to be free from epidemic typhus, but 2 cases have been reported since 1999 in Algeria, where 1 case of Brill-Zinsser disease was observed in a man who had had epidemic typhus in 1960 during the Algerian civil war (5-7).
In Europe in the past and Africa today, persons who "recovered" from the epidemic typhus of their youth suffer relapses of Brill-Zinsser disease and have become a reservoir of new louse-borne epidemics (12).
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.