The principal physical disabilities are prison fever, colds, pneumonia, lung diseases and rheumatism.
Nine of the monks died of prison fever, and others were banished.
The next day this poor convict was taken with the prison fever, and in one short week he was a corpse.
Ten were sent to Newgate, where nine died miserably of prison fever and filth; the tenth survivor was executed.
But this one gleam of light was speedily quenched, for Onesiphorus caught the prison fever, and died at Rome.
prison fever pris·on fever (prĭz'ən)