Rickettsia typhi

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Rick·ett·si·a ty·phi

a bacterial species causing murine or endemic typhus fever, transmitted by the rat flea.
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Rickettsia typhi

The agent that causes flea-borne murine (endemic) typhus.
See also: Rickettsia
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Howard T., U.S. pathologist, 1871-1910.
Rickettsia akari - a species causing human rickettsialpox.
Rickettsia australis - a species causing a spotted fever.
Rickettsia conrii - an African species probably causing boutonneuse fever.
Rickettsia prowazekii - a species causing epidemic typhus.
Rickettsia rickettsii - the agent of Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Rickettsia sibirica - the agent of Siberian or North Asian tick typhus.
Rickettsia tsutsugamushi - a species causing tsutsugamushi disease and scrub typhus.
Rickettsia typhi - a species causing murine or endemic typhus fever.
rickettsial - pertaining to or caused by rickettsiae.
rickettsialpox - an acute disease caused by Rickettsia akari; transmitted by the mite.
rickettsiosis - infection with rickettsiae.
rickettsiostatic - an agent inhibitory to the growth of Rickettsia.
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In America, there are records of this disease caused by Rickettsia typhi in Mexico since 1928, which, as already mentioned in the introduction, in collaboration with Hermann Mooser, Maximiliano Ruiz Castaneda and Hans Zinsser identify the causative agent of murine typhus or endemic in Mexico (3).
Rickettsia typhi is a common bacteria all over the world, is preferably in warm climates and coastal areas.
Number of animals with titers of immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibody to Rickettsia typhi, * among animals tested as part of a murine typhus outbreak investigation, by titer and type of animal--Austin, Travis County, Texas, 2008 Positive Titer of IgG antibody serology to R.
Detection of Rickettsia felis and Rickettsia typhi in an area of California endemic for murine typhus.
To the Editor: Rickettsia typhi is the causal agent of murine typhus, a febrile illness affecting humans worldwide (1).
Evidence of infection in humans with Rickettsia typhi and Rickettsia felis in Catalonia in the northeast of Spain.
Murine, or endemic, typhus is primarily caused by Rickettsia typhi (typhus group rickettsiae [TGR]) and is usually manifest as a benign disease.
typhi by indirect immunofluorescence assay (IIFA) with the same batch of a commercially available test (Rickettsia typhi Spot IF; Fuller Laboratories, Fullerton, CA, USA.).
Many fleas are capable of transmitting the following pathogens to their hosts: bacteria (e.g., Rickettsia typhi, R.
Murine typhus, also known as endemic or flea-borne typhus, is caused by Rickettsia typhi, a gram-negative, obligate intracellular bacillus.
Because acute Q fever, scrub typhus, and murine typhus (caused by flea-borne Rickettsia typhi) are the most common rickettsial diseases in Taiwan (3-5), we requested tests for the etiologic agents of the 3 diseases simultaneously in patients who sought treatment, regardless of which disease we suspected on the basis of clinical features.