TYPHUS, EPIDEMIC LOUSE BORNE
\tˈa͡ɪfəs], \tˈaɪfəs], \t_ˈaɪ_f_ə_s]\
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The classic form of typhus, caused by RICKETTSIA PROWAZEKII, which is transmitted from man to man by the louse Pediculus humanus corporis. This disease is characterized by the sudden onset of intense headache, malaise, and generalized myalgia followed by the formation of a macular skin eruption and vascular and neurologic disturbances.
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