Typhus Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Prevention

Rickettsia bacteria is quite harmful to people. It may provoke an infection called typhus. There are several ‘bridges’ to this sort of infection. The carriers are some parasites like flea, louse, and tick. Once they get under your skin through biting, the infection is in there. These parasitic species are also called arthropods. They can be either healthy or not. Infected ones are the carriers of various bacteria. It is dangerous to start scrabbling the body as the mite or louse may get into the blood.

The source of typhus is perfectly known and was well-studied – tiny nasty bugs defined as a parasite. Those are lice, mites, and fleas infected with Rickettsia bacteria. Thus, the tick, for instance, also has to have these bacteria to transfer it to a human body. Unlike some other infectious illnesses, this disease is not passed from one individual to another. Typhus can be divided into 3 various categories. Every type of this disease has its own sources and consequences. The treatment also may vary a bit. Arthropods deliver the infectious bacteria into the human organism once they get to the bloodstream.

The rarest and most unstudied type of the disease is endemic. It barely happens in the wealthy regions of the world. Usually, the carriers of these bacteria can be noticed in the places with a low level of hygiene. In addition, the environment must be cold to let the carriers live and reproduce. Many people know this disease more as the ‘jail fever’ as mostly prisoners suffer from this problem due to the poor hygiene and pretty low temperatures. Except for the tiny parasites, the rats and mice also may pass this sort of typhus to people.