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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Typhus


Other Names for this Disease
  • Jail fever
  • Brill-Zinsser disease
  • Endemic typhus
  • Epidemic typhus
  • Murine typhus
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News & Events


ORDR Co-Sponsored Conferences

  • 2016 Rare Disease Day at NIH, Monday, February 29, 2016
    Location: Building 10, Masur Auditorium, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
    Description: The 2016 Rare Disease Day at NIH will take place on February 29. The event, sponsored by NCATS and the NIH Clinical Center, aims to raise awareness about rare diseases, the patients they affect and the research collaborations that are addressing rare disease challenges. The day will feature tours, posters and exhibits, and presentations.

  • Rickettsiales: Disease Models, Immunity and Vaccine Development, Saturday, June 20, 2015 - Tuesday, June 23, 2015
    Location: Lake Tahoe, CA
    Description: <span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Times New Roman,serif;">The need for new disease models, information on immune responses, and vaccine development for the above &ldquo;rickettsial and related diseases&rdquo; was addressed in a 2011 Institute of Medicine (IOM) workshop on tick-borne diseases.&nbsp; Filling these knowledge gaps has remained slow due to the intracellular nature of the above pathogens. They can be difficult to grow and maintain, some require high level biocontainment, and all are difficult to manipulate genetically.&nbsp; Therefore even the most basic research has lagged behind that of more traditionally extracellular bacteria. Recent advances in the field, however, have made studying these bacteria easier (though not easy), and the field is poised for substantial advancements if the right researchers can be brought to the bench to address the most pressing questions.</span>

  • Advances and Opportunities in Scrub Typhus Research, Saturday, August 15, 2009 - Tuesday, August 18, 2009
    Location: Hilton Head, SC
    Description: The purpose of this symposium was to foster interest in scrub typhus among investigators and to stimulate potential collaborations between laboratories and scientists working in endemic areas to help address the need for new diagnostics, vaccines, and therapeutics for an important yet underserved disease. Collaborations will also be encouraged on the natural history of <em>O. tsutsugamushi </em>transmission.

Other Names for this Disease
  • Jail fever
  • Brill-Zinsser disease
  • Endemic typhus
  • Epidemic typhus
  • Murine typhus
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.