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Related to Brill-Zinsser disease: ehrlichiosis, recrudescent typhus, Rickettsia typhi

ty·phus

 (tī′fəs)
n.
Any of several forms of infectious disease caused by rickettsia, especially those transmitted by fleas, lice, or mites, and characterized generally by severe headache, sustained high fever, depression, delirium, and the eruption of red rashes on the skin. Also called prison fever, ship fever, typhus fever.

[New Latin tȳphus, from Greek tūphos, stupor arising from a fever, vapor, from tūphein, to smoke.]

ty′phous (-fəs) adj.

typhus

(ˈtaɪfəs)
n
(Pathology) any one of a group of acute infectious rickettsial diseases characterized by high fever, skin rash, and severe headache. Also called: typhus fever
[C18: from New Latin tӯphus, from Greek tuphos fever; related to tuphein to smoke]
ˈtyphous adj

ty•phus

(ˈtaɪ fəs)

n.
an acute infectious disease caused by several species of rickettsias, esp. Rickettsia prowazekii, transmitted by lice and fleas, and characterized by acute prostration, headache, and a peculiar eruption of reddish spots on the body. Also called ty′phus fe′ver.
[1635–45; < New Latin < Greek tŷphos vapor]
ty′phous, adj.

ty·phus

(tī′fəs)
Any of several diseases transmitted by lice, fleas, or mites and characterized by high fever and skin rash. Typhus carried by lice can cause epidemics of the disease, which may be fatal in people with weakened immune systems.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.typhus - rickettsial disease transmitted by body lice and characterized by skin rash and high fevertyphus - rickettsial disease transmitted by body lice and characterized by skin rash and high fever
rickettsial disease, rickettsiosis - infectious disease caused by ticks or mites or body lice infected with rickettsial bacteria
endemic typhus, murine typhus, rat typhus, urban typhus - acute infection caused by rickettsia and transmitted by the bite of an infected flea; characterized by fever and chills and muscle aches and a rash
Translations
تيفوس
skvrnitý tyfustyfus
plettyfus
pilkkukuume
dílasótt, flekkusótt
dėmėtoji šiltinė
izsitumu tīfs
škvrnitý týfus

typhus

[ˈtaɪfəs] Ntifus m

typhus

[ˈtaɪfəs] ntyphus m

typhus

nFleckfieber nt, → Flecktyphus m

typhus

[ˈtaɪfəs] ntifo

typhus

(ˈtaifəs) noun
a dangerous type of infectious disease, spread by lice. She is suffering from typhus.

ty·phus

n. tifus, tifo, infección aguda causada por una Rickettsia que se manifiesta con fiebre alta, intensos dolores de cabeza y delirio.

typhus

n tifus m
References in periodicals archive ?
Areas of Russia, Burundi, Algeria, and Andean Peru have all experienced typhus outbreaks in the past 20 years and are currently susceptible to outbreaks because of a high incidence of body lice, homelessness, or a large population of typhus survivors who are at risk for Brill-Zinsser disease (6-9).
Recrudescent typhus, or Brill-Zinsser disease, can occur decades after initial infections in epidemic typhus survivors and renew louse-borne transmission to close contacts.
Brill-Zinsser disease is a recurrent form of epidemic typhus that is unrelated to louse infestation and develops sporadically years after the primary illness.