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EPIDEMIC TYPHUS (Louse-Borne Typhus) Caused by rickettsia obtained from lice ... Countermeasures Prevent lice infestation. Use the DOD Insect Repellent System ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: EPIDEMIC TYPHUS LouseBorne Typhus


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EPIDEMIC TYPHUS(Louse-Borne Typhus)
  • Caused by rickettsia obtained from lice
  • Increased risk in colder months
  • Symptoms
  • Headache, chills, prostration, fever, and general
    pains
  • Rash after five to six days on upper trunk
    spreading to entire body but not usually face,
    palms, or soles
  • Severe symptoms and death possible
  • Countermeasures Prevent lice
    infestation
  • Use the DOD Insect Repellent System
  • Maintain proper hygiene
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