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Typhus Fever

Other Names: Rickettsia prowazekii, Epidemic Typhus, Louse–borne Typhus Fever, Typhus exanthematicus, Classical typhus fever, European typhus, Brill–Zinsser disease, Jail Fever
Typhus fever is a bacterial disease that occurs in humans and flying squirrels.

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  • Orientia tsutsugamushi
  • Rickettsia felis
  • Rickettsia mooseri
  • Rickettsia prowazekii
  • Rickettsia typhi

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