Typhus

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Typhus

Typhus is a general term for a group of diseases passed on by lice, flea, tick, and other insect bites. Types of typhus include epidemic typhus, scrub typhus, murine typhus. Common symptoms of most typhus cases include fever, headache, muscle aches, rapid breathing, and rash. Typhus is uncommon in the United States and can be prevented by avoiding contact with rats and keeping pets treated for ticks and fleas. Usually typhus can be cured with antibiotics.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Typhus" returned 432 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Differences in agricultural activities related to incidence of scrub typhus between Korea and Japan.
 

Author(s): Chang-Jin Ma, Gyung-Jae Oh, Gong-Unn Kang, Jeong Mi Lee, Da-Un Lee, Hae-Sung Nam, So Yeon Ryu, Young-Hoon Lee

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The purpose of this study was to establish a basis for improving or strengthening the preventive strategy against scrub typhus in Korea by comparing and analyzing the difference of prevention behaviors contributing to the occurrence of scrub typhus in Japan and Korea.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Strong interferon-gamma mediated cellular immunity to scrub typhus demonstrated using a novel whole cell antigen ELISpot assay in rhesus macaques and humans.
 

Author(s): Manutsanun Sumonwiriya, Daniel H Paris, Piyanate Sunyakumthorn, Tippawan Anantatat, Kemajittra Jenjaroen, Suchintana Chumseng, Rawiwan Im-Erbsin, Ampai Tanganuchitcharnchai, Suthatip Jintaworn, Stuart D Blacksell, Fazle R Chowdhury, Barbara Kronsteiner, Prapit Teparrukkul, Robin L Burke, Eric D Lombardini, Allen L Richards, Carl J Mason, James W Jones, Nicholas P J Day, Susanna J Dunachie

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Scrub typhus is a febrile infection caused by the obligate intracellular bacterium Orientia tsutsugamushi, which causes significant morbidity and mortality across the Asia-Pacific region. The control of this vector-borne disease is challenging due to humans being dead-end hosts, vertical ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Epidemiologic characteristics of scrub typhus on Jeju Island.
 

Author(s): Sung Uk Lee

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Scrub typhus is the most common febrile disease in Korea during the autumn. Jeju Island is the largest island in South Korea and has a distinctive oceanic climate. This study aimed to identify epidemiologic characteristics of scrub typhus on Jeju Island.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Typhus" returned 23 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A review of the global epidemiology of scrub typhus.
 

Author(s): Guang Xu, David H Walker, Daniel Jupiter, Peter C Melby, Christine M Arcari

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Scrub typhus is a serious public health problem in the Asia-Pacific area. It threatens one billion people globally, and causes illness in one million people each year. Caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi, scrub typhus can result in severe multiorgan failure with a case fatality rate ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Estimating the burden of scrub typhus: A systematic review.
 

Author(s): Ana Bonell, Yoel Lubell, Paul N Newton, John A Crump, Daniel H Paris

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Scrub typhus is a vector-borne zoonotic disease that can be life-threatening. There are no licensed vaccines, or vector control efforts in place. Despite increasing awareness in endemic regions, the public health burden and global distribution of scrub typhus remains poorly known.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Comparative effectiveness of azithromycin for treating scrub typhus: A PRISMA-compliant systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Szu-Chia Lee, Yu-Jyun Cheng, Chao-Hsu Lin, Wei-Te Lei, Hung-Yang Chang, Ming-Dar Lee, Jui-Ming Liu, Ren-Jun Hsu, Nan-Chang Chiu, Hsin Chi, Chun-Chih Peng, Te-Lung Tsai, Chien-Yu Lin

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Sep;96(36):e7992.

 

Scrub typhus is a zoonotic disease that remains an important health threat in endemic areas. Appropriate anti-rickettsial treatment ensures a successful recovery. Doxycycline is a recommended drug, but it is contraindicated in pregnant women and young children. Azithromycin is a safer ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Scrub Typhus Antibiotic Resistance Trial
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Scrub Typhus

 

Last Updated: 12 Dec 2017

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Scrub Typhus Pediatric Immunology Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Scrub Typhus

 

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2016

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Scrub Typhus RDT Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: The Prevalence of Scrub Typhus

 

Last Updated: 5 Jan 2018

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