An infection from rat infected fleas and head, body, and pubic lice which last for about two weeks 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.
There are three types of Typhus:
- Epidemic Typhus,
Also called Jail Fever, Hospital Fever or Famine Fever is a form of typhus caused by the bacillus Rickettsia prowazekii, carried by the human body louse
- Endemic Typhus
Also called flea-borne typhus and murine typhus is caused by Rickettsia typhi,
Is a form of typhus caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi and transmitted by harvest mice which are found in areas of thick scrub vegetation and fields.