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What is the vector associated with the transmission of this organism? An outbreak of murine (endemic) typhus occurred in the US in 2008.  Affected patients experienced fever, headache, chills, vomiting, nausea, myalgia, and rash.  Of the 53 cases, 62% had a four-fold rise in antibody titer to Rickettsia typhi antigens. 



A. Mosquito
B. Body louse
C. Tick
D. Flea
E. Sand fly
Asked by Bradshaw, Last updated: Dec 18, 2019

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Flea -organism---------- disease--------vector-------- reservoirrickettsia rickettsii-----rocky mountain---tick---------dogs, ticks ........................................ spotted feverrickettsia typhi-------endemic typhus flearodentsrickettsia prowazeki----epidemic typhus---louse------humans, flying squirrels orientia tsutsugamushi --scrub typhus-----chigger(mite)--- humansehrlichia chaffeensis----ehrlichiosis-------tick-------- deer, rodentsanaplasma ----------anaplasmosis----tick--------rodents, deerphagocytophilumtyphus means smoky or hazy in greek, refers to mental stupor
 

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