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Typhus Louse Borne Research
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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...
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