Outbreak of Rickettsia typhi Infection -- Austin, Texas, 2008

November 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;11/20/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 45, p1267
The article reports on the outbreak of Rickettsia tyhpi infection, particularly murine tyhpus, in Austin, Texas, in 2008. Symptoms of the disease include fever, headache, vomiting and nausea. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and DNA sequence analysis were used to confirm infection of the organism R. typhi.


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