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LP17138-6   Rickettsia prowazekii
Epidemic typhus, also called Jail Fever, Hospital Fever or Famine fever is a form of typhus caused by the bacillus Rickettsia prowazekii , carried by the human body louse Pediculus humanus humanus. Feeding on a human who carries the bacillus infects the louse. R. prowazekii grows in the louse's gut and is excreted in the feces. The disease is transmitted to an uninfected human who scratches the bite and rubs the feces into the wound. Incubation period is one to two weeks. R. prowazekii can remain viable and virulent in the dried feces for many days. The disease will kill the louse and it will remain viable for many weeks in the dead louse. The symptoms set in quickly, and are among the most severe of the typhus family. They include severe headache, a sustained high fever, cough, rash, severe muscle pain, chills, falling blood pressure, stupor, sensitivity to light, and delirium. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ for details. Source: Wikipedia, Rickettsia prowazekii (Wikipedia)

LP17138-6   Rickettsia prowazekii
A species of gram-negative, aerobic bacteria that is the etiologic agent of epidemic typhus fever acquired through contact with lice (TYPHUS, EPIDEMIC LOUSE-BORNE) as well as Brill's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

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zh-CNChinese (China)
Synonyms: 复发性斑疹伤寒;布-辛二氏病;散发性斑疹伤寒;斑疹伤寒;流行性斑疹伤寒;蒲氏立克次体
nl-NLDutch (Netherlands)
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et-EEEstonian (Estonia)
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fr-BEFrench (Belgium)
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fr-CAFrench (Canada)
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it-ITItalian (Italy)
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ru-RURussian (Russian Federation)
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es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Rickettsia prowazekii
Synonyms: Enfermedad de Brill-zinsser;R prowazekii;Tifus;Tifus epidémico;Tifus esporádico;Tifus recrudescente
tr-TRTurkish (Turkey)
Rickettsia prowazekii
Synonyms: R prowazekii