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  2. Scrub typhus - Wikipedia

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    Scrub typhus or bush typhus is a form of typhus caused by the intracellular parasite Orientia tsutsugamushi, a Gram-negative α-proteobacterium of family Rickettsiaceae first isolated and identified in 1930 in Japan.

    • Signs and symptoms

      Signs and symptoms include fever, headache, muscle pain,...

    • Causes

      Scrub typhus is transmitted by some species of trombiculid...

    • Diagnosis

      In endemic areas, diagnosis is generally made on clinical...

    • Treatment

      Without treatment, the disease is often fatal. Since the use...

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      No licensed vaccines are available. An early attempt to...

  3. Typhus - Wikipedia

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    Typhus, also known as typhus fever, is a group of infectious diseases that include epidemic typhus, scrub typhus, and murine typhus. Common symptoms include fever, headache, and a rash. Typically these begin one to two weeks after exposure. The diseases are caused by specific types of bacterial infection.

    • Fever, headache, rash
    • Bacterial infection spread by parasites
    • 1–2 weeks after exposure
    • Doxycycline
  4. Typhus vaccine - Wikipedia

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    Typhus vaccines are vaccines developed to protect against typhus. As of 2020 they are not commercially available. One typhus vaccine consists of formaldehyde-inactivated Rickettsia prowazekii. Two doses are injected subcutaneously four weeks apart. Booster doses are required every six to twelve months. See also. Hans Zinsser; Rudolf Weigl

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  5. Scrub typhus or bush typhus is a form of typhus caused by the intracellular parasite Orientia tsutsugamushi, a Gram-negative α-proteobacterium of family Rickettsiaceae first isolated and identified in 1930 in Japan.

  6. Scrub typhus or bush typhus is a form of typhus caused by the intracellular parasite Orientia tsutsugamushi, a Gram-negative α-proteobacterium of family Rickettsiaceae first isolated and identified in 1930 in Japan.

  7. Orientia tsutsugamushi - Wikipedia

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    Scrub typhus is probably one of the most underdiagnosed and underreported febrile illnesses requiring hospitalization in the region. The absence of definitive signs and symptoms combined with a general dependence upon serological tests make the differentiation of scrub typhus from other common febrile diseases such as murine typhus, typhoid ...

  8. Epidemic typhus - Wikipedia

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    Epidemic typhus is a form of typhus so named because the disease often causes epidemics following wars and natural disasters. Typhus is rare in industrialized countries, and occurs primarily in the colder, mountainous regions of central and east Africa, as well as Central and South America.

  9. Scrub Typhus | Typhus Fevers | CDC

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    Symptoms of scrub typhus usually begin within 10 days of being bitten. Signs and symptoms may include: 1. Fever and chills 2. Headache 3. Body aches and muscle pain 4. A dark, scab-like region at the site of the chigger bite (also known as eschar) 5. Mental changes, ranging from confusion to coma 6. Enlarged lymph nodes 7. RashPeople with severe illness may develop organ failure and bleeding, which can be fatal if left untreated.

    1. The symptoms of scrub typhus are similar to symptoms of many other diseases. See your health care provider if you develop the symptoms listed above after spending time in areas where scrub typhus is found. 2. If you have recently traveled, tell your health care provider where and when you traveled. 3. Your health care provider may order blood tests to look for scrub typhus or other diseases. 4. Laboratory testing and reporting of results can take several weeks, so your health care provide...

    1. Scrub typhus should be treated with the antibiotic doxycycline. Doxycycline can be used in persons of any age. 2. Antibiotics are most effective if given soon after symptoms begin. 3. People who are treated early with doxycycline usually recover quickly.

    1. No vaccine is available to prevent scrub typhus. 2. Reduce your risk of getting scrub typhus by avoiding contact with infected chiggers. 3. When traveling to areas where scrub typhus is common, avoid areas with lots of vegetation and brush where chiggers may be found.If you will be spending time outdoors: 1. Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellentsExternal that contain 20% to 30% DEET, or other active ingredients registered for use against chiggers, on expose...

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