During 1969, 28 cases of murine typhus were reported in Texas. This number was consistent with the number of cases reported in previous years. The majority occurred in south Texas in the spring of the year. Patients presented with an illness resembling influenza, but the correct diagnosis was established by the complement-fixation test. Epidemiologic investigations implicated fleas from cats as vectors in the transmission of this illness to several patients.
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