Typhus, murine

  • Bacterial infection that may affect the entire body
  • Symptoms may include rash, fever, muscle pain, abdominal pain, headache, vomiting and diarrhea
  • Spread to humans through a bite from an infected flea
  • May occur more often in the summer months due to an increase in flea population
  • Affects males and females
  • Can occur at any age
  • Can be mild to severe
  • More severe in those with a weakened immune system
  • Prior infection provides long lasting immunity from re-infection

FOR FEVER

  • Apply cool cloth to forehead or armpits
  • Drink plenty of fluids (especially water)
  • Avoid alcohol, tea and coffee as these drinks can cause slight dehydration
  • Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Acetaminophen
    • Ibuprofen
    • Aspirin (Do not give to children or adolescents)

 

FOR PAIN

  • Apply hot or cold packs to the area
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Distraction
  • Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Acetaminophen
    • Ibuprofen

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