​Epidemic typhus is a serious bacterial infection spread by human body lice and is a risk in conflict settings and refugee camps. Murine typhus is a related bacterial infection spread by rodent fleas which occurs worldwide and all over Australia.

For further information please see factsheet, or contact your local Public Health Unit on 1300 066 055.

Current as at: Wednesday 22 May 2013
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