Typhus is a bacterial condition. There are two types of typhus: epidemic typhus and endemic typhus.
Signs and symptoms of endemic typhus can include
The rash usually begins on the trunk and spreads. The symptoms and signs of epidemic typhus are typically more severe and can include
The condition can be fatal.
Cause of typhus
Rickettsia bacteria that are transmitted to humans through bites of infected fleas or ticks cause typhus. Risk factors for developing typhus include visiting or living in areas where rats, mice, and other animals have high populations. Examples can include poverty-stricken areas, refugee camps, or jails.
Other typhus symptoms and signs
Main Article on Typhus Symptoms and Signs
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