paratyphoid fever

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par·a·ty·phoid fever

 (păr′ə-tī′foid′)
n.
An acute intestinal disease of humans, similar to typhoid fever but usually less severe, caused by ingesting food or water contaminated with salmonella bacteria having the serotype Paratyphi.

paratyphoid fever

n
(Pathology) pathol a disease resembling but less severe than typhoid fever, characterized by chills, headache, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea, caused by bacteria of the genus Salmonella
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Noun1.paratyphoid fever - any of a variety of infectious intestinal diseases resembling typhoid fever
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact