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Typhus Rickettsia isolated from mice and mouse-fleas during an epidemic in Peiping



Typhus Rickettsia isolated from mice and mouse-fleas during an epidemic in Peiping



Proc Soc Exp Biol And Med 45(3): 823-826



Nine cases of typhus fever occurred in one household in Peiping, China. In the dwelling, 4 mice (Mus wagneri) were captured from which 12 fleas (Leptopsylla musculi) were collected. Two strains of Rickettsia were recovered from these fleas by guinea pig inoculation; a 3d strain was obtained from body lice in the garments of one of the 9 human cases. Transmission of Rickettsia from mouse-flea to man was considered likely but not proved.

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DOI: 10.3181/00379727-45-11849P



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