As an Ebola patient slips from bad to worse to dire, he can expel as many as two and a half gallons of effluvia a day.
Several instances have come under my observation which justify the assertion that the disease cannot be propagated by effluvia.
The streets and alleys reeked with the effluvia of a slave ship's between-decks.
Vision caused by the outflow of effluvia or images from objects.
The communication of disease, either by personal contact with the sick or by means of effluvia arising from their bodies.
Among the causes of fever on board ship he mentions the effluvia of the bilge-water.
This word is effluvium in the singular, and effluvia in the plural.
The sick became rabid from the effluvia of mud and filth that was in the ship.
effluvia of these doings drifted necessarily to the Comptons.
We passed on the march several salt-marshes abounding with tadpoles, from which the effluvia was very offensive.
effluvium ef·flu·vi·um (ĭ-flōō'vē-əm)
n. pl. ef·flu·vi·ums or ef·flu·vi·a (-vē-ə)
A shedding, especially of hair.
An exhalation, especially one of bad odor or injurious influence. No longer in technical use.