Typhus In Letters From Rifka

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In the book "Letters From Rifka" Rifka and her family, except Saul, got a potentially deadly disease called Typhus. this choice an challenge will give information on this disease like how it is contracted, where it is most common, symptoms, treatment, severity, and the long-term effects of this disease. Typhus is a disease that is caused by rickettsia bacteria. Typhus has many symptoms like an onset of fever, chills, headache, and some the flu symptoms that usually appear about 1 to 3 weeks after being infected. About 5 to 9 days after symptoms start, a rash will start and spread throughout the body. Typhus is transmitted from lice, fleas, and rodents to humans. There are two very affective antibiotics to treat this disease called doxycycline

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