jungle rot

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Noun1.jungle rot - skin disorder induced by a tropical climate
disease of the skin, skin disease, skin disorder - a disease affecting the skin
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soldiers, who were told it was simply jungle rot. They would learn decades later of the true impact of the deadly spray.
I contracted a severe case of malaria, which was followed by dengue fever, and because of the constant rain and jungle morass, I developed jungle rot on both feet and both legs.
They learned how to farm and uncovered alternative medicine; for example, tropical ulcers - called jungle rot - were treated with egg membranes and the soaked leaves of guava trees.