an acute infectious disease characterized by high fever, rose-coloured spots on the chest or abdomen, abdominal pain, and occasionally intestinal bleeding. It is caused by the bacillus Salmonella typhosa ingested with food or water: Also called: enteric fever
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How to use typhoid fever in a sentence
Cholera and typhoid fever are transmitted when I ingest contaminated food or drink.
Mary Mallon has an understandable reaction when she receives news that she is carrying typhoid fever.
In some cases, though mostly in the developing world, salmonella can cause typhoid fever.
When applied to the diagnosis of typhoid fever, the phenomenon is known as the Widal reaction.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
(b) Acute infectious diseases, especially rheumatism and typhoid fever.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
The imprisonment soon told severely upon the health of the Parson, and after a month he was stricken down with typhoid fever.Portrait and Biography of Parson Brownlow, The Tennessee Patriot | William Gannaway Brownlow
On the 13th of April, private Pleasant Ricks died in camp of typhoid fever.Reminiscences of the Guilford Grays, Co. B., 27th N.C. Regiment | John A. Sloan
About September 10, 1865, I was stricken down with typhoid fever.Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel | Frank G. Allen
Scientific definitions for typhoid fever
A life-threatening infectious disease caused by the bacterium Salmonella typhi and transmitted through contaminated food and water. It is characterized by high fever, intestinal bleeding, diarrhea, and skin rash.
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Cultural definitions for typhoid fever
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