What is Typhus?
How you get typhus and what are its symptoms
believe it or not antibiotic therapy is encouraged for both endemic and epidemic typhus infections because early treatment with antibiotics can cure most people infected with the bacteria. Consultation with a disease expert is advised, especially with epidemic typhus. Some patients, especially the elderly, may die.Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment yield an excellent prognosis for almost all patients with any of the types of typhus. Delayed or untreated typhus has a less promising prognosis, but the prognosis is related to the type. For example, untreated endemic typhus has death rate under 2% of patients, but untreated epidemic typhus has a death rate that ranges from about 10%-60% of infected patients over the age of 60 having the highest death rates.