I'm writing from da middle east , from the worst place concerning medical
health which is ( GAZA- Palestinian National Authority)
on May,24th, 2007 i felt tired, with a high temprature ( fever) it was arounf 38.5 and it was fluctuated between 37.5 and 38.5 through the day
I guessed it's a flu but the fever continues till i went on May,29th,2007 to make a CBC,Widal Test,Proteus OX19, Brucella and the result was Positive for the Proteus OX19 = 1/320 . This was an indicator for a Reckitssia Infection which made a typhus fever. I was so scared cuz you know the doctors are waek here , they gave me a doxycycline 100mg antibiotic for 15 days ( 2 Tablets per day) and these day i feel good but my body temprature is now between 35.9 - 36.9 during the day from the early morning till night . i want to know more about this bacterial infection and i want to be sure if it's now gone away from my body after taking the drug for 2 weeks or not ... tell me every thing plz , i'm so scared and so worried cuz i don't know how such infection come to my blood
I just was doing a search on proteus ox19, because mine last week also came back with a positive 1/320. I have had mine for about 4 years and never knew why I felt so awful.
According to my doctor the infection will go away with the antibiotic, however it will probably never go below 180, again since the infection has been in your body at the highest level, the doctor said that is normal so dont freek out. He said that just means its gone but those numbers will always be there so if you go back and test again and your number is 180 than you are FINE, so dont worry. But if its higher than its probably not taken care of yet.
I contracted my virus in the Virgin Islands through some contaminated food or drink, you can only get it by eating food or drink that has bacteria or through blood or stool.
Let me know if you have any further information, I am still researching on the subject.