(Science: disease, microbiology) An acute infectious disease characterised by high fever, a skin eruption and severe headache. In the past, typhus has been a disease of war, famine or catastrophe, being spread by lice, ticks or fleas. The infecting organism is rickettsia prowazekii, sensitive to sulpha drugs or tetracycline.

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