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Where do people with thyphus get care?

Where do people with thyphus get care?

Hospital: Typhus is still very much with us, especially scrub typhus, which is a scourge of much of asia. Chemicals to keep the arthropod vectors away may help some, and we may hope for a vaccine. Typhus isn't catching person-to-person unless the blood-sucking creature carries it, but it is too severe to manage at home. ...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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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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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

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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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What is the best way to prevent typhus?

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 are the symptoms of typhus infection?

What are the symptoms of typhus infection?

Fever, headache,rash: Typhus comes in different forms. Epidemic typhus spread by clothing (body) lice. Murine typhus spread by rodent fleas. Scrub typhus spread by chiggers. Of these, murine typhus is not uncommon in the usa. Indeed, southern california, especially around long beach seems to be a "hot bed" of late for murine typhus. ...Read more

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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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Why might someone need a typhus vaccine for diving?

Why might someone need a typhus vaccine for diving?

Typhoid: The vaccine is recommended if traveling to a part of the world where Typhoid is endemic (does not substitute for caution when eating/drinking). Not required for diving, but for travel. ...Read more