Rise in Murine Typhus in Galveston County, Texas, USA, 2018.

Emerg Infect Dis 2020 May;26(5):1044-1046

Murine typhus, an undifferentiated febrile illness caused by Rickettsia typhi, is increasing in prevalence and distribution throughout Texas. In 2018, a total of 40 cases of murine typhus were reported in Galveston County. This increase, unprecedented since the 1940s, highlights the importance of awareness by physicians and public health officials.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2605.191505DOI Listing
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May 2020

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