typhus fever

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Synonyms for typhus fever

rickettsial disease transmitted by body lice and characterized by skin rash and high fever

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Serological evidence for wide distribution of spotted fevers and typhus fever in Tamil Nadu.
They could, however, be carriers of an infectious (communicable) disease such as smallpox, cholera or typhus fever that could devastate Sydney's population.
Flying squirrels carry Rickettsia prowazeki, which is associated with typhus fever.
It was the final resting place of Bishop Riddell, the cathedral's first parish priest, in 1847, and Father Fletcher, an assistant priest, in 1848, who died from the typhus fever that swept through Newcastle.
TYPHUS FEVER is an infective disease caused by tiny organisms (rickettsia) which are halfway between bacteria and viruses.
which had successfully kept the southeastern states malaria-free during World War II and, for approximately one year, from murine typhus fever.
Kelly says rats carry many diseases, including Marine typhus fever, leptospirosis, infectious jaundice, rat bite fever, trichinosisand, as mammals, are susceptible to rabies, although rats and other small rodents rarely pass it on and none has been documented in the area.
Typhus fever, a predominant illness among World War II concentration-camp prisoners, is usually not fataltoday, although its symptoms (headache, fever and muscle aches) can be extremely discomforting.
The fecal matter contaminates everything in the living space which leads to the rampant spread of diseases like dysentery, cholera, typhus fever and typhoid.
She transformed the conditions and the care provided in the workhouse, but died at the age of just 35, after catching typhus fever.
During the 16th century, typhus fever was gradually distinguished from diseases with similar clinical manifestations as physicians learned to recognize typhus by its sudden onset and characteristic rash (5).