endemic typhus


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Related to endemic typhus: scrub typhus, epidemic typhus

endemic typhus

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Noun1.endemic typhus - acute infection caused by rickettsia and transmitted by the bite of an infected flea; characterized by fever and chills and muscle aches and a rash
typhus, typhus fever - rickettsial disease transmitted by body lice and characterized by skin rash and high fever
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Common diseases emerging from rodent infestations include Lyme disease, endemic typhus and scrub typhus, which are all caused by infected ticks parasitizing the rodents.
Fleas are the most common ectoparasite in cats and dogs and are capable of spreading and/or causing a number of diseases that affect cats, dogs and humans, including tapeworm, flea allergy dermatitis (FAD), bartonellosis and endemic typhus.
The main signs and symptoms during the clinical course of endemic typhus are fever, rash, myalgia, nausea, headache, diarrhea, hepatomegaly, splenomegaly and loss of appetite.
Body lice can transmit endemic typhus, relapsing fever and trench fever, which plagued Napoleon's retreating army in Russia in 1812 and soldiers fighting in the trenches during the First World War.