Flying squirrel typhus

Flying squirrel typhus

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.  
  2. ^ Bechah Y, Capo C, Mege JL, Raoult D (July 2008). "Epidemic typhus". Lancet Infect Dis 8 (7): 417–26.  
  3. ^ Reynolds MG, Krebs JS, Comer JA, et al. (October 2003). "Flying squirrel-associated typhus, United States". Emerging Infect. Dis. 9 (10): 1341–3.