Robert W.


Cough! That is the sound of someone infected with typhus.Typhus is a complex and dangerous disease that can kill you.Because of how dangerous typhus is doctors have been searching for a cure for generations.
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soldiers suffering from typhus

What is typhus?

Typhus is a life threatening disease that is mostly found in poor countries.Typhus is caused by Rickettsias. It can be contracted by person to person or by lice, fleas, ticks, or mites.There are two main types of typhus epidemic and murine typhus.25% of people infected with epidemic typhus die.Murine typhus is transmitted to people by rat fleas.Typhus is a deadly and old disease.

How is Typhus treated?

There is some treatment for typhus but there is no cure. Antibiotics , mostly the tetracyclines and chloramphenicol are used by doctors to treat typhus.Doctors dust people with insecticides to kill insects that carry typhus.Scientists fully identified the entire genome in louse-borne typhus in 1998. Although there are many antibiotics to treat typhus there is still no cure.


Typhus is a dangerous disease and doctors have been looking for a cure for centuries.If you ever typhus gust remember that a lot of doctors are searching for a cure.

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