Document Type

Report

Publication Date

1-1-2004

Abstract

Epidemic typhus results from infection by Rickettsia prowazekii, a Gram negative, obligate intracellular bacterium. At least two strains can be distinguished by genetic analysis. One strain is found only in humans; the other also occurs in flying squirrels in the United States.

Copyright Owner

Iowa State University

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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