Origin of typhus
OTHER WORDS FROM typhustyphous, adjective
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We become a land of “wretched camps” where “cyclical outbreaks of typhus, measles and even smallpox often sprouted from the unbilged latrines and rows of plastic tenting.”Good News: San Diego Isn’t a Top Nuclear Target. Bad News: We Don’t Have Much of a Plan in Place|Randy Dotinga|March 31, 2022|Voice of San Diego
On his trip to Syria he contracted malaria and typhus, but carried on.The Botanist Who Defied Stalin - Issue 99: Universality|Lee Alan Dugatkin|April 21, 2021|Nautilus
“Americans thought then we were at the cutting edge figuring out typhus and yellow fever,” says Bennett.
In the 18th century, German immigrants coming to Pennsylvania boarded ships plagued with typhus, dysentery, smallpox, and scurvy.
Yet those fears were borne out when, at the age of five, Allegra died of typhus.The Man Who Invented Vampires and the Creepiest Literary Gathering Ever|Emma Garman|November 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Victims of typhus were simply not trying hard enough to stay healthy; they allowed themselves to be overtaken by the virus.
For only typhus and one or two other maladies are the precautions so elaborate as those needed in smallpox.
The specific cause of typhus is unknown, but the contagion develops and reproduces itself in the body of the patient.
The name typhus is from , a smoke or fog, and it indicates the befogged, stuporous condition of the patient.
I thought at least you would have been laid up for a month with the typhus fever!The Heir of Redclyffe|Charlotte M. Yonge
In the pancreas after putrefaction, and in the fces of typhus patients, no skatol was found.
British Dictionary definitions for typhus
Derived forms of typhustyphous, adjective
Word Origin for typhus
Medical definitions for typhus
Other words from typhusty′phous (-fəs) adj.
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Cultural definitions for typhus
A group of acute and contagious diseases, often fatal, marked by severe headaches and high fever. Typhus is transmitted to humans by fleas, lice, or mites that are infected with the microorganism that causes the disease.