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010785

Epidemic Typhus or Gaol Fever, caused by the organism Rickettsia prowazeki, is spread by lice. Here a peasant woman in the Spanish Pyrenees is removing lice, the vector for the disease, from her child's head as the family takes a rest on their journey. Tinted lithograph from 'Nouvelles Suite de Costumes des Pyrenees' (Paris, c1840).

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Epidemic Typhus or Gaol Fever, caused by the organism Rickettsia prowazeki, is spread by lice.  Here a peasant woman in the Spanish Pyrenees is removing lice, the vector for the disease, from her child's head as the family takes a rest on their journey. Tinted lithograph from 'Nouvelles Suite de Costumes des Pyrenees' (Paris, c1840).