Patient Comments: Typhus - Causes


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Comment from: Elizabeth M., 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 29

There are a lot of squirrels in my back yard. I have a dog that goes outside. One day I had a weird bite on my leg, super red and very itchy. That's probably how I got my typhus infection.

Comment from: Spunky, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 02

A large opossum fell out of our tree. I rolled it to the street so the vultures would get it. There are also a lot of rats around here which might cause the typhus infection. We live next door to a boutique commercial fishing marina.

Comment from: jeanine, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 21

I am a rental agent and a week ago I did an inspection at a house which was full of fleas and cockroaches! I started about 3 days ago with severe headaches! Yesterday I began to get chills, fever, nausea, vomiting, body ache and stiff muscles!

Comment from: Petunia, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: September 03

My typhus infection started with sore throat and fever. Fever did not go away after treatment with antibiotics.


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