typhus


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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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The subject is typhus and 2 microbiologists who were engaged frenetically in producing vaccines against it.
In our patient, close temporal relationship between scrub typhus and AOSD strongly suggested that scrub typhus triggered AOSD.
tions of scrub typhus which manifests as a nonproductive cough and breathlessness and leads to ARDS which could be life- threatening.
That fear sets the stage for Allen's book, which tells the intertwining stories of two scientists who fought on separate fronts to develop typhus vaccines and thwart the Nazis.
Filotheou said all three were tested, found positive for typhus and given antibiotics.
Scrub typhus is a common infectious disease in tropical countries but has protean manifestations.
Scrub Typhus, a disease commonly found in regions having dense vegetation, is spreading fast in the urban areas of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh.
These diseases--including scrub typhus and spotted fever--take their name from the bacterial genus Rickettsia, one of the implicated pathogens.
to stop trapping and killing cats in a misguided effort to eradicate flea-born typhus.
The main signs and symptoms during the clinical course of endemic typhus are fever, rash, myalgia, nausea, headache, diarrhea, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly and loss of appetite.
THE ILLUSTRIOUS DEAD: THE TERRIFYING STORY OF HOW TYPHUS KILLED NAPOLEON'S GREATEST ARMY provides a powerful narrative telling of how Napoleon's army was crushed by disease at the height of its powers.
Later, this method was adopted for use against malaria and other diseases caused by vector-borne pathogens, but it was the effects of scrub typhus that eventually led to the development of permethrin uniform treatments used by US military forces and similarly treated clothing made available to nonmilitary consumers.
Rickettsia infections, particularly epidemic or louse-borne typhus, which emerges in situations of human upheaval such as war; the milder endemic or murine typhus in Europe and North Africa; and scrub typhus (Tutsugamushi fever) in the Far East, were major problems, affecting war-torn communities and combatants.
1791: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian composer, died from typhus and was buried in an unmarked grave.
Most died from the effects of cold weather, hunger and typhus - a disease which thrives in cramped and unhygienic environments, Belsen was also home to notorious guardswoman Herta Bothe, who after World War Two was charged with war crimes including bringing about the death of female inmates and beating prisoners using heavy wooden sticks.