|Description||Rickettsia typhi that are carried by rat fleas|
|Location||Gulf Coast states and southern California|
|Cause||Fever caused by bite from rat fleas|
|Symptoms||Abdominal pain, backache, dull red rash beginning on middle of back, extremely high fever lasting up to 2 weeks, dry cough, headache, joint pain, nausea, vomiting|
|Treatment||Seek medical attention from a physician|
|Prevention||Bathing, boiling clothes or avoiding infested clothing for five days|
|Other Facts||Organism enters the bloodstream when feces are scratched or rubbed into a flea-bite wound or other breaks in the skin.|
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