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Medical Condition:
Epidemic typhus
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Also Known As:
Jail Fever, Hospital Fever or Famine Fever

 

Description:
Is a form of typhus caused by the bacillus Rickettsia prowazekii, which are carried by the human body louse, it causes a high temperature, headache, chills, and general aches and pains that are followed by a rash which covers  all the body except for the face, palms, and soles of the feet.

 

 

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