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DOID DOID:0050480
Name epidemic typhus
Definition A typhus that has_material_basis _in Rickettsia prowazekii, which is transmitted by human body louse (Pediculus humanus corporis). The infection has_symptom high fever, has_symptom cough, has_symptom rash, has_symptom severe muscle pain, has_symptom chills, has_symptom falling blood pressure, has_symptom stupor, has_symptom sensitivity to light, and has_symptom delirium.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epidemic_typhus
Synonyms

sylvatic typhus [EXACT]

Subsets

gram-negative_bacterial_infectious_disease

zoonotic_infectious_disease

Relationships

is_a typhus

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