typhoid fever

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typhoid fever

n.
An acute, highly infectious disease of humans caused by a bacterium (Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi) spread chiefly by contaminated food or water and characterized by high fever, headache, coughing, reddish spots on the skin, and sometimes intestinal hemorrhage.

typhoid fever

n
(Pathology) an acute infectious disease characterized by high fever, rose-coloured spots on the chest or abdomen, abdominal pain, and occasionally intestinal bleeding. It is caused by the bacillus Salmonella typhosa ingested with food or water. Also called: enteric fever
[C19: from typhus + -oid; so called because the symptoms resemble those of typhus]

ty·phoid fever

(tī′foid′)
A life-threatening disease caused by bacteria and characterized by high fever, intestinal bleeding, and pink spots on the skin. It is transmitted through contaminated food and water.

typhoid fever

A bacterial infection of the intestines, causing a rash, fever, and diarrhea, possibly leading to pneumonia. A vaccine is available against this.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.typhoid fever - serious infection marked by intestinal inflammation and ulcerationtyphoid fever - serious infection marked by intestinal inflammation and ulceration; caused by Salmonella typhosa ingested with food or water
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
Translations
břišní tyfus
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ty·phoid fe·ver

n. fiebre tifoidea, infección abdominal aguda que es causada por una bacteria de la clase Salmonella y que se manifiesta con infl. abdominal, postración, fiebre alta y dolor de cabeza.