endemic typhus


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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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"Since the disease is spread by fleas, it is possible that endemic typhus could be transmitted year-round.
A cluster of pediatric endemic typhus cases in Orange County, California.
Rickettsia typhi as well as Rickettsia prowazekii, belongs to Tifus Group in the Rickettsiaceae Family from Rickettsialis Order and is the causative organism of murine or endemic typhus (2).