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.

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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.

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.

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.