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black·wa·ter fever

 (blăk′wô′tər, -wŏt′ər)
n.
A serious, often fatal complication of chronic malaria, characterized by the passage of bloody, dark red or black urine.

blackwater fever

n
(Medicine) med a rare and serious complication of malaria, characterized by massive destruction of red blood cells, producing dark red or blackish urine

black′water fe′ver


n.
a severe form of malaria characterized by kidney damage and hemoglobinuria resulting in dark urine.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.blackwater fever - severe and often fatal malaria characterized by kidney damage resulting in dark urineblackwater fever - severe and often fatal malaria characterized by kidney damage resulting in dark urine
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
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a Foreign Service Officer with the United States Agency for International Development from 1957 until his untimely death from black water fever, a complication of malaria on January 21, 1972, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Other diseases that Koch investigated in Italy, South Africa, India, and Indonesia included malaria, black water fever (etiologically related to malaria), plague, rinderpest, and trypanosomiasis.