chills and fever


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Noun1.chills and fever - successive stages of chills and fever that is a symptom of malariachills and fever - successive stages of chills and fever that is a symptom of malaria
malaria - an infective disease caused by sporozoan parasites that are transmitted through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito; marked by paroxysms of chills and fever
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
quartan - a malarial fever that recurs every fourth day
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On October 14, 2001, a 56-year-old female mail sorter (patient 8) in New Jersey became ill with vomiting and diarrhea, followed the next day by chills and fever.
The disease causes abortions in bison, elk, and cattle; in people, it can lead to debilitating cycles of chills and fever.
Krosnoff also failed to perform an instrument count immediately after the surgery, and post-operatively failed to: properly monitor and/or to document the patient's vital signs; examine or evaluate the patient's chief complaint on post-operative day two; utilize or record minimal diagnostic tests such as vital signs on post-operative day three; examine the patient and/or to evaluate or take seriously the persistent complaints of the patient which were compatible with an infection on post-operative day four; recognize the presence of a post-operative surgical wound infection and perform appropriate treatment and/or referrals; and consider or properly treat an infection with complaints of pain, chills and fever in a post-operative patient.