endemic typhus

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Synonyms for endemic typhus

acute infection caused by rickettsia and transmitted by the bite of an infected flea

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Results obtained about endemic typhus pathogeny are mainly based in vitro studies.
Endemic typhus can be transmitted from rodents to fleas living on cats and rats, and people can get the disease when fleas bite.
In Mexico, recent studies demonstrated a 14% prevalence of antibodies against typhus group rickettsiae in healthy adult blood donors in Mexico City, and a recent nonfatal case of endemic typhus was reported in Yucatan (2,3).
A predictive risk model for endemic typhus based on environmental conditions has not been established, but because plague is also transmitted by X.
Van Gordon said the fleas on opossums and rodents carry endemic typhus, sometimes referred to as murine typhus.
A strain of endemic typhus fever virus isolated from a house mouse (Mus musculus musculus).
The establishment of "Mossman," "coastal" and other previously unclassified fevers of north Queensland as endemic typhus.
Murine or endemic typhus is caused by Rickettsia typhi, formerly R.