Murine Typhus Statistics in Texas
Number of Human Cases reported: 1528
Age Range: 7 months – 95.5 Years
Average Age: 34.7 Years
Median Age: 33.1 Years
Mode: 12 Years
The apparent increase in the number of typhus cases reported can be attributed to active surveillance for typhus being conducted in the border counties between 2006 and 2009; and beginning in 2008, typhus expanding into new areas. Increased awareness of murine typhus in the medical community in these new areas contributed to a record number of cases being reported in 2011.