Typhus is a disease caused by Rickettsia bacteria. Symptoms and signs include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and rash. Antibiotics are recommended as the treatment for endemic and epidemic typhus infections. Read more: Typhus Article
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Picture of Head Lice
Pediculus humanus capitis, parasitic insects found on the heads of people. See a picture of Head Lice and learn more about the...
Picture of Crabs (Pubic Lice)
Parasitic insects found in the genital area of humans. See a picture of Crabs (Pubic Lice) and learn more about the health topic....
Picture of Body Lice
Scattered nits seen on the seams of clothing. See a picture of Body Lice and learn more about the health topic....
Picture of Flea Bites
Some people are very sensitive to flea bites -- but scratching can cause a wound or infection. See a picture of Flea Bites and...
Lice & Nits: How to Get Rid of Head Lice
Learn how to get rid of head lice. Head lice attach themselves to the scalp and feed off of human blood. Discover head lice...
Pet Health Pictures Slideshow: What You Need to Know About Fleas and Ticks
Watch this pet health slideshow to see the warning signs of flea and tick infestation and the best treatments for dogs, cats, and...
Travel Health Slideshow: 25 Ways to Stay Well Abroad
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Bacterial Infections 101: Types, Symptoms, and Treatments
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- tetracycline (Sumycin)
- doxycycline (Vibramycin, Doryx)
- chloramphenicol (Chloromycetin, Econochlor, Ocu-Chlor [These are discontinued brands in the US])
- malathion (Ovide)
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