jungle fever


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jungle fever

n.
1. Malaria, especially a severe form occurring in the East Indies and other tropical regions.
2. Any of various diseases native to the tropics.
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jungle fever

n
(Pathology) a serious malarial fever occurring in the East Indies
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jun′gle fe′ver


n.
a severe variety of malaria common in the East Indies.
[1795–1805]
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Noun1.jungle fever - severe form of malaria occurring in tropical regions
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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