Typhus

What is the treatment for typhus?

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what is a treament for typhus fever

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The antibiotics tetracycline or chloramphenicol are used for treatment of each of the forms of typhus.

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Scrub typhus responds well to appropriate treatment, but untreated patients have a death rate of about 7%.

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No people die of typhus now a days if detected at an early stage. With advancement of medical science, typhus is a curable disease and needs medical treatment since inception.

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While children usually recover well from epidemic typhus, older adults may have as much as a 60% death rate without treatment.

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The worst types of complications involve swelling in the heart muscle or brain (encephalitis ). Without treatment, this type of typhus can be fatal.

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As of early 2004 there are no effective vaccines for scrub typhus. In endemic areas, precautions include wearing protective clothing.Insect repellents.Clearing of vegetation and chemical treatment of the soil.Prophylactic antibiotic dosage.

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Typhus (Greek: stupor caused by fever) is an acute infectious fever. It is caused by an obligate parasite Rickettsia bacterium. There are several forms of typhus, each with its own set of symptoms. To prevent typhus there is a vaccine available, and contact with fleas and lice should be avoided in countries known to have typhus. Treatment is with antibiotics including Tetracycline, Doxycycline or Azithromycin. Please note: typhus is not the same as typhoid fever which is caused by the bacterium Salmonella enterica enterica, serovar Typhi.

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Scrub typhus is treated with antibiotics. Chloramphenicol. and tetracycline.are the drugs of choice. Patients who are severely ill and whose treatment was delayed may be given corticosteroids in combination with antibiotics for three days.

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Typhus usually responds to antibiotic treatment. However, in some cases the Rickettsia bacteria remain dormant in cells and can cause another outbreak (possibly months or years later) in individuals who appear cured.

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The incubation period for Epidemic Typhus is one to two weeks, after which the symptoms may persist for weeks or months. From 10% to 60% of those infected will die without treatment, and it may recur in untreated survivors.

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Yes, the typhus rash may itch, especially if it is murine typhus.

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Typhus is dangerous, but it is not armed. The disease typhus does not have a gun or other weapon.

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we get typhus by bites of ticks and lice~

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is there a certent place that you get typhus

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Yes. The rats is born with Typhus. And if a rat bit you, then you will have Typhus. It is a disease that can kill you.

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Epidemic typhus, which is sometimes called jail fever or louse-borne typhus

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uhm im not sure but i think its typhus?

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Typhus is tramitted by body lice and ticks

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in 1700 colony cure for typhus

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There are a number of diseases that fall under the heading of typhus. The main ones are epidemic typhus, Brill-Zinsser disease, endemic or murine typhus and scrub typhus. Anne probably died of endemic typhus at Bergen-Belsen. The biologic vector is the body louse (plural is lice) and also fleas.

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Auromycin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic. It main use is for the treatment of penicillin-resistant bacterial infections, such as pneumonia, sepsis, and Staphylococcus aureus. The treatment can also cure typhus, pneumonia and amoebic dysentery.

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Scrub typhus is also known as tsutsugamushi disease. also commonly referred to as tropical typhus.

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anne frank had type a typhus