Problem

Typhus fevers

Nature:

Typhus is an infection caused by infective organisms that are usually transmitted to humans by the bites of lice, fleas, mites or ticks. It occurs in several forms.

Background:

The causative organisms of all forms of typhus fever belong the the genus Rickettsia. These are organisms intermediate between bacteria and viruses in their properties and measure 0.5 micron or less in diameter.

Aggravates:
Rashes
Subject(s):
Medicine Specific diseases
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
06.05.2019 – 20:06 CEST