Animals: Typhus Vaccine

The U. S. Public Health Service and its National Institute of Health last week marked a specific treatment for typhus fever on the Scoreboard of Federal research in medicine.

The disease has been a recognized pestilence since the 5th Century B.C. when Thucydides described its decimation of Athens. Three hundred years ago experimental medicine, then in its formative stage, recognized that the body louse ("cootie") carried typhus fever from one person to another.

Typhus fever usually manifests itself by a sudden chill and a rise...

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