Flying Squirrel–associated Typhus, United States

  title={Flying Squirrel–associated Typhus, United States},
  author={M. Reynolds and J. Krebs and J. Comer and J. Sumner and Thomas C. Rushton and C. Lopez and W. Nicholson and J. A. Rooney and S. Lance-Parker and J. McQuiston and C. Paddock and J. Childs},
  journal={Emerging Infectious Diseases},
  pages={1341 - 1343}
  • M. Reynolds, J. Krebs, +9 authors J. Childs
  • Published 2003
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • In March 2002, typhus fever was diagnosed in two patients residing in West Virginia and Georgia. Both patients were hospitalized with severe febrile illnesses, and both had been recently exposed to or had physical contact with flying squirrels or flying squirrel nests. Laboratory results indicated Rickettsia prowazekii infection. 
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