Arch Iran Med. 2016;19(10): 0-0.
PMID: 27743443
Scopus ID: 84991447741
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History of Medicine in Iran

An Overview of Epidemic Typhus in the World and Iran during the 19th and 20th Centuries

Mohammad Hossein Azizi * , Moslem Bahadori, Farzaneh Azizi


The present article provides a concise historical review on classical epidemic typhus (exanthemata typhus) in the world as well its outbreaks in Iran mainly during the 19th and 20th centuries. Typhus is still a potential public health threat under certain conditions, despite the fact that nowadays, efficient antibiotics are accessible and sanitary conditions which lead to typhus outbreaks have improved significantly. 

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ePublished: 01 Oct 2016
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