Flying Squirrel–associated Typhus, United States

@inproceedings{Reynolds2003FlyingST,
  title={Flying Squirrel–associated Typhus, United States},
  author={Mary G. Reynolds and John W. Krebs and James A. Comer and John W. Sumner and Thomas C. Rushton and Carlos Esteban L{\'o}pez and William L. Nicholson and Jane A. Rooney and Susan E. Lance-Parker and Jennifer H. McQuiston and Christopher D Paddock and James Emory Childs},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
  year={2003}
}
T fever from Rickettsia prowazekii infection is a severe and occasionally fatal disease in humans. Frequently referred to as epidemic typhus or louse-borne typhus, this disease can cause large epidemics when conditions are favorable for person-to-person spread of body lice (Pediculus humanus humanus). For the last few decades, reported outbreaks have been confined mainly to the cold mountainous regions of Africa and South America and have disproportionately affected impoverished and displaced… CONTINUE READING
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