Two new diseases have been produced by the World War,—spotted typhus and trench fever; both are carried by vermin.
I was already touched with trench fever and was away under par.
Late in the summer I accumulated a nice little case of trench fever.
Another (p. 141) hitherto unknown disease which developed during that season was what is commonly known as "trench fever."
I was in pretty bad shape; could see very little and had an attack of trench fever.
Of what actually occurred I know little, for I was laid low in my hut with a bout of trench fever.
trench fever n.
An acute infectious disease characterized by chills and fever, caused by the microorganism Rickettsia quintana, and transmitted by the louse Pediculus humanus.