Typhus, murine: An acute infectious disease with fever, headache, and rash, all quite similar to, but milder than, epidemic typhus, caused by a related microorganism, Rickettsia typhi (mooseri), transmitted to humans by rat fleas (Xenopsylla cheopis). The animal reservoir includes rats, mice and other rodents. Murine typhus occurs sporadically worldwide but is more prevalent in congested rat-infested urban areas. Also known as endemic typhus, rat-flea typhus, and urban typhus of Malaya.
Murine Typhus (Fleaborne Typhus) ... Infectious Disease Control Unit Mail Code: 1960 PO BOX 149347 - Austin, TX 78714-9347
Murine typhus occurs in the southeastern and southern United States, often during the summer and fall. It is rarely deadly. Risk factors for murine typhus ...
Murine typhus; Epidemic typhus; Endemic typhus; Brill-Zinsser disease; Jail fever
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Infectious Disease Information: Typhus (Epidemic Typhus, Murine Typhus, Scrub Typhus, Tick Typhus)