- a severe variety of malarial fever occurring in the East Indies and the tropics.
Origin of jungle fever
First recorded in 1795–1805
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A severe cold is a very dangerous thing in this country, often bringing on jungle-fever.A Popular Account of the Manners and Customs of India
- a serious malarial fever occurring in the East Indies
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