Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Typhus Transmission

Facts about the transmission of typhus:

  • Rickettsia bacteria are transmitted to humans by bites of infected fleas, lice and chiggers.
  • The bacteria is not passed from one person to another.

Last Updated: Jul 14, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Typhus References
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