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Murine Typhus Fever or Typhus Fever



An infection from rat infected fleas and head, body, and pubic lice which last for about two weeks it causes a high temperature, headache, chills, and general aches and pains that are followed by a rash which covers  all the body except for the face, palms, and soles of the feet.

There are three types of Typhus:

  • Epidemic Typhus,
    Also called Jail Fever, Hospital Fever or Famine Fever is a form of typhus caused by the bacillus Rickettsia prowazekii, carried by the human body louse

  • Endemic Typhus
    Also called flea-borne typhus and murine typhus is caused by Rickettsia typhi,

    Scrub Typhus
    Is a form of typhus caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi and transmitted by harvest mice which are found in areas of thick scrub vegetation and fields.



Please Note: The information provided here should not be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A medical practitioner should always be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of all medical conditions.

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