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Urban Typhus Of Malaya
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Murine typhus, an acuteUrban typhus of Malaya: Murine typhus, an acuteinfectious disease with fever, headache, and rash, all quite similar to, but milder than,epidemic typhus. It is caused by a related microorganism, Rickettsia typhi (R. mooseri), transmittedto humans by rat fleas (Xenopsylla cheopis). The animal reservoir includes rats, mice andother rodents. Murine typhus occurs sporadically worldwide but is more prevalent incongested rat-infested urban areas. Also known as endemic typhus, and rat-flea typhus.