murine typhus

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murine typhus

n.
A mild, acute, endemic form of typhus caused by the microorganism Rickettsia typhi, transmitted from rats to humans by fleas and characterized by fever, headache, and muscular pain. Also called endemic typhus.
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Noun1.murine 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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For case identification, we used the Flea-borne Typhus Epi Case Criteria 2016 Case Definition/Case Classification of the Texas State Department of Health (9).
Mice and rats have been linked to flea-borne typhus, although Dr Salmon said cases tended to be associated with very insanitary conditions.
Murine typhus, also known as endemic or flea-borne typhus, is caused by Rickettsia typhi, a gram-negative, obligate intracellular bacillus.