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Doctor insights on: Mild Typhus Louse Borne

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Is lice a common vector for typhus?

Is lice a common vector for typhus?

Yes: The clothing louse, sometimes referred to as the body louse, can transmit epidemic typhus. Typhus in the usa is endemic or murine typhus, a generally milder disease caused by a different rickettsia and transmitted by fleas. In the past few years, there have been clusters of cases of murine typhus in parts of southern california. ...Read more

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What disease is like typhus?

What disease is like typhus?

Typhoid: Typhoid is called that because it is typhus-like, given that name before the modern era of microbiology. There are milder "typhus" diseases including scrub typhus and murine typhus that are caused by different rickettsia. There is also recrudescent typhus, called brill-zinsser disease, a rarely reported disease from latent organisms, often decades after typhus. ...Read more

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What is typhus and what causes it? And how to cure it

What is typhus and what causes it? And how to cure it

Typhus: There are several kinds of typhus, all caused by organisms in the rickettsia genus. It's transmitted to humans by fleas, ticks, and parasites on the skin of flying squirrels. It's treated with doxycycline. We don't see much typhus in the U.S., but there are occasional cases of epidemic or sylvatic typhus here. ...Read more

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How many people died from typhus?

How many people died from typhus?

Refer to WHO: Please refer to the World Health Organization (WHO) website for more information on Typhus. http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs162/en/ ...Read more

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How long does a louse live on fabric?

How long does a louse live on fabric?

ANSWER: Lice cannot survive for more than about 24-36 hours when removed from a person. Spraying furniture, carpets and bedding with an insecticide serves no real purpose other than providing some margin of psychological comfort .If anything, vacuuming carpets and furniture will remove stray lice. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prevent typhus?

Lice, ticks & fleas: Avoid lice, ticks and fleas when traveling in endemic areas. I could also tell you to get vaccinated, but to my knowledge, the typhus vaccine is no longer available in the U.S. ...Read more

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What is the life cycle of the head louse?

What is the life cycle of the head louse?

3 stages: There are 3 stages: nit (egg), nymph (smaller version of adult), and adult. Time from egg to having another egg develop is one month. ...Read more

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Hey is it normal when you louse your virginity to still hurt?I did it with my partner 3times and it was very painful. And he is very big...

Hey is it normal when you louse your virginity to still hurt?I did it with my partner 3times and it was very painful. And he is very big...

Yes: Your body is not used to sexual activity; you may experience vaginal bleeding, soreness, and or clear discharge. These should subside in 1-3 days. If your partner did not wear a condom, you should be tested for sexually transmitted disease and have an exam by a professional. ...Read more

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What causes typhus?

What causes typhus?

Rickettsia: There are different types of typhus, each transmitted by different arthropods. Epidemic typhus spread by body (clothing) lice, endemic (murine) typhus spread by fleas, scrub typhus spread by mites. ...Read more

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How many people re diagnosed with typhus?

Depends on the type: Epidemic typhus occurs sporadically in times of war, famine or rebellion but is not seen as much any more. Outbreaks have occurred in burundi and several other areas of africa. Endemic (murine) typhus is found in many areas of the world including the usa and northern india. There is currently an outbreak in the los angeles area. ...Read more