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Among other things, Vogt attacked DDT, a new pesticide that the United States had used in World War II to halt a typhus epidemic.
Among the names read Wednesday night was that of Margot Frank, the sister of Anne Frank, who died of typhus at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
Sick with typhus, she was sent to Sweden to recover, and then went to Belgium to live with an aunt.
These cargo holds weren’t intended to carry passengers, and the lack of proper ventilation and sanitation meant that outbreaks of typhus, cholera and other fatal diseases were common.
For the 10-day trip to Kenya, the family had to be immunized for yellow fever, typhus and malaria and cover all their own expenses.
Tesch & Stabenow then oversaw the shipping of the product and equipment to SS and Wehrmacht barracks, instructing the personnel about use on the proper enemy: lice, the main carriers of typhus.
They are known to be reservoirs for such threats to humans as hantavirus, typhus and the bacterium responsible for bubonic plague.
Anne Frank, then 15, died there of typhus in February 1945, shortly after Margot, who died around her 19th birthday, according to the Anne Frank House.
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TYPHUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of typhus for English Language Learners
medical : a serious disease that is carried by small insects that live on the bodies of people and animals and that causes high fever, headache, and a dark red rash
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