black-water fever


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black-water fever

n
(Veterinary Science) vet science a form of babesiosis seen in cattle, deer, bison, water buffalo, African buffalo, and reindeer; characterized by fever, depression, jaundice, dark red-black discolouration of the urine, anaemia, and death. Also called: Texas fever
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It quickly became pernicious, and developed into black-water fever.
Without drugs, without even quinine, he had managed so far to live through a combination of the most pernicious and most malignant of malarial and black-water fevers.