Typhus

Infectious fever characterised by high fever, headache, constipation, bronchitis and rash (due to tiny haemorrhages in the skin). - The epidemic or classic form is louse borne (the human louse); -  the endemic or murine is flea borne. Although murine suggests the mouse, the rat flea is in fact the agent of transmission

Typhus

Typhus is any of several similar diseases caused by Rickettsia bacteria. The name comes from the Greek typhos (τῦφος) meaning smoky or hazy, describing the state of mind of those affected with typhus. The causative organism Rickettsia is an obligate parasite bacterium that cannot survive for long outside living cells. Typhus should not be co...
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Typhus

• (n.) A contagious continued fever lasting from two to three weeks, attended with great prostration and cerebral disorder, and marked by a copious eruption of red spots upon the body. Also called jail fever, famine fever, putrid fever, spottled fever, etc. See Jail fever, under Jail.
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typhus

<disease, microbiology> An acute infectious disease characterised by high fever, a skin eruption and severe headache. In the past, typhus has been a disease of war, famine or catastrophe, being spread by lice, ticks or fleas. The infecting organism is Rickettsia prowazekii, sensitive to sulpha drugs or tetracycline. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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typhus

(ti´fәs) any of several acute, infectious diseases caused by species of Rickettsia, usually transmitted from the feces of infected rats and other rodents to humans by lice, fleas, ticks, or mites. Rickettsiae enter the human body through cuts or breaks in the skin made by the bites of the parasites.
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typhus

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

a group of diseases caused by the micro-organism rickettsia, spread by the bites of fleas, mites, or ticks; symptoms include headache, fever, rash, and a series of complications if untreated
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Typhus

An acute, infectious disease transmitted by lice and fleas. The epidemic or classic form is louse bo
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Typhus

An acute, infectious disease transmitted by lice and fleas. The epidemic or classic form is louse borne; the endemic or murine is flea borne. Synonyms
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typhus

An infectious disease caused by bacteria, characterized by a purple rash, headaches, fever and delirium.
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typhus

Any one of a group of infectious diseases caused by bacteria transmitted by lice, fleas, mites, and ticks. Symptoms include fever, headache, and rash. The most serious form is epidemic typhus, which...
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typhus

Any one of a group of infectious diseases caused by bacteria transmitted by lice, fleas, mites, and ticks. Symptoms include fever, headache, and rash. The most serious form is epidemic typhus, which also affects the brain, heart, lungs, and kidneys and is associated with insanitary overcrowded conditions. Treatment is by antibiotics. The bacteria r...
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typhus

infectious diseases carried by fleas, lice, mites, and ticks that cause high fever, weakness, spots on the skin, and other symptoms
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typhus

series of acute infectious diseases that appear with a sudden onset of headache, chills, fever, and general pains, proceed on the third to fifth day ... [5 related articles]
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typhus

Type: Term Pronunciation: tī′fŭs Definitions: 1. A group of acute infectious and contagious diseases, caused by rickettsiae that are transmitted by arthropods, and occurring in two principal forms: epidemic typhus and endemic (murine) typhus; typical symptoms include: severe headache, shivering and chills, high fever, malaise, and r...
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Typhus

Typhus (formerly known as gaol fever) is an acute contagious fever transmitted to man by body-lice and rat-fleas infected by Rickettsia prowazekii. Typhus is characterised by the eruption of rose-coloured spots, extreme prostration and often delirium. Typhus is most prevalent in buildings devoid of fresh air, the early gaols had few windows and wer...
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typhus

typhus A group of acute infectious and contagious diseases, caused by rickettsiae (bacteria) that are transmitted by arthropods (fleas, ticks, mites, and lice), and occurring in two principal forms: epidemic typhus and endemic (murine) typhus. Also called 'jail, camp', or 'ship fever'. The word typhus comes from Greek typhos, 'smoke, vapor, vanity...
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Typhus

Typhus is an acute, infectious disease transmitted by lice and fleas. Symptoms include headache, arthralgia and myalgia, chills, high fever, falling blood pressure, stupor, delirium, rash that begins on chest and spreads to rest of trunk and extremities The early rash is faint and rose colored and fades with pressure. Later the lesions become dull ...
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typhus

typhus, any of a group of infectious diseases caused by microorganisms classified between bacteria and viruses, known as rickettsias. Typhus diseases are characterized by high fever and an early onset of rash and headache. They respond to antibiotic treatment with tetracycline and chloramphenicol an...
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Typhus

Typhus: One of a group of acute infections caused by rickettsiae, transmitted by arthropods (lice, fleas, mites), and characterized by severe headache, chills, high fever, stupor, and a rash. The four main entities making up the group are epidemic typhus, its recrudescent form (Brill-Zinsser disease), murine typhus, and scrub typhus. Called also ty...
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typhus

[n] - rickettsial disease transmitted by body lice and characterized by skin rash and high fever
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