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Murine Typhus

Murine Typhus Murine Typhus
(Fleaborne Typhus, Rickettsia Typhi)
ICD-9 081; ICD-10 A75
Related Topics: Typhus

Murine Typhus (Fleaborne Typhus)

Murine typhus, also called fleaborne or endemic typhus, is a rickettsial disease caused by the organism Rickettsia typhi. Another organism, R. felis, may also play a role in causing murine typhus. Rickettsiae are a type of bacteria. Most of the murine typhus cases in Texas occur in South Texas from Nueces County southward to the Rio Grande Valley, but a few cases are reported in other parts of the state each year.
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Last updated February 3, 2016