What are side effects of the typhus vaccine?

Typhus vaccine. There is no available vaccine for typhus. However, typhoid (called this because it is typhus-like) can be prevented by one of several vaccines, given either by mouth or injection. Both are well tolerated.

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When do you need typhus vaccine?

? There is no typhus vaccine. There is a typhoid vaccine which is recommended for travelers to most resource limited and developing countries.

What is the definition or description of: typhus vaccine?

Not routine shot. Typhus is an immunization given in certain parts of the world where the disease typhus is present. This is mainly in asia and underdeveloped/third world countries. There are occasionally outbreaks even in some developed coutries like japan. If you are traveling, a country may require the vaccine. Look on cdc website under travel immunization requirements (lists every country in world)!
TYPHUS VACCINE. Typhus vaccine prevents typhus, a group of acute infectious and contagious diseases, caused by parasites called rickettsiae that are transmitted by insects, and occurring in two principal forms: epidemic typhus and endemic (murine) typhus. Typical symptoms include: severe headache, shivering and chills, high fever, malaise, and rash. Also called jail, camp, or ship fever.

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.

Is there a typhus vaccine, and is it for the plague?

No, and no. Plague is a bacterial infection caused by Yersinia pestis. Typhus is a rickettsial infection caused by a variety of rickettsia. Vaccines against typhus are not widely used or available. Typhoid fever (unrelated to typhus) is a bacterial infection caused by Salmonella typhi. There are typhoid vaccines available, which are recommended for people traveling to endemic areas.