Typhus and its control in Russia, 1870-1940.

  title={Typhus and its control in Russia, 1870-1940.},
  author={K. Patterson},
  journal={Medical History},
  pages={361 - 381}
  • K. Patterson
  • Published 1993
  • Medicine
  • Medical History
  • Typhus was a major health problem in late nineteenthand early twentieth-century Russia. Closely linked with poverty and overcrowded housing, this louse-borne disease was endemic in both rural and urban areas, with scattered cases and small outbreaks occurring every year, mostly in the winter and early spring. Great epidemics flared up whenever war or famine produced hardship and massive population movements. The worst typhus epidemics took place late in World War I and in the years of civil war… CONTINUE READING
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