Volume 15, Number 7—July 2009
CME ACTIVITY - Research
Cluster of Sylvatic Epidemic Typhus Cases Associated with Flying Squirrels, 2004–2006
|Patient no. (age, y)*||Date of illness onset||Exposure‡
|Touched flying squirrel||Slept in bunk B||Serologic titer (date)
|1 (31)||2006 Jan||No||A||512 (2006 Feb)||4,096 (2006 Feb)||39.6||Yes||No||Yes|
|2 (39)||2004 Dec||Yes||F||1,024 (2006 Mar)||512 (2006 Mar)||40.3||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|3 (26)||2005 Jan||No||F||128 (2006 Mar)||ND||39.4||No||No||No|
|4 (26)||2005 Dec||No||S||256 (2006 Mar)||ND||39.8||Yes||Yes||No|
*Ig, immunoglobulin titer against Rickettsia prowazekii; ND, not done.
†All patients were male.
‡All patients lived in cabin A. A, always; F, frequently; S, sometimes.
§All patients had chills and muscle pain but not rash.
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