Flying squirrel typhus

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Flying squirrel typhus
A gene from Rickettsia prowazekii
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Flying squirrel typhus is a condition characterized by a rash of early macules, and, later, maculopapules.[1]

The flying squirrel Glaucomys volans can transmit epidemic typhus.[2]

Apart from humans, flying squirrels are the only currently known reservoir for Rickettsia prowazekii.[3]

See also


  1. Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. p. 1130. ISBN 978-1-4160-2999-1.
  2. Bechah Y, Capo C, Mege JL, Raoult D (July 2008). "Epidemic typhus". Lancet Infect Dis. 8 (7): 417–26. doi:10.1016/S1473-3099(08)70150-6. PMID 18582834.
  3. Reynolds MG, Krebs JS, Comer JA, et al. (October 2003). "Flying squirrel-associated typhus, United States". Emerging Infect. Dis. 9 (10): 1341–3. doi:10.3201/eid0910.030278. PMC 3033063. PMID 14609478.