SPM – MCQ 14 – Endemic typhus

True about endemic typhus —
A. Man is the only reservoir of infection
B. Flea is a vector of the disease
C. A rash developing into an eschar is characteristic of the disease
D. Culture is the diagnostic modality

Correct answer : B. Flea is a vector of the disease

Rats are also reservoirs of infection. Eschar is seen in scrub typhus. Serological tests are used for diagnosis.

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