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Flea-borne typhus

Flea-borne typhus --> murine typhus

An acute infectious disease with fever, headache, and rash, all quite similar to, but milder than, epidemic typhus, caused by a related microoganism, 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; urban typhus of malaya).


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... causes Cytoplasmic I....gets into 12 insects...the main one id the flea, the mites, the head lice, etc. Says itwill show itself in 1 of 4 ways ... I think they are involved (the wasp) but if it did cause this murine Typhus in me> well it showed up 12 mo. lATER, NOt THE ususal 6 days,,,,,, ...

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