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.
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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.
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I came to typhoid fever - read the symptoms - discovered that I had typhoid fever, must have had it for months without knowing it - wondered what else I had got; turned up St.
And at the same time were arrested all socialist Congressmen in Washington, including the unfortunate Simpson, who lay ill with typhoid fever in his hotel.
The remaining forty received sentences varying from thirty to forty-five years; while Arthur Simpson, referred to in the Manuscript as being ill of typhoid fever at the time of the explosion, received only fifteen years.
That exclusive preoccupation of my mind was as dangerous to Senor Ortega as typhoid fever would have been.
Now, I knew that them two houses in Lauriston Gardens was empty on account of him that owns them who won't have the drains seed to, though the very last tenant what lived in one of them died o' typhoid fever.
You were devoted to her as a little girl, and nothing will describe her goodness to you through the typhoid fever.
The report quoted an anonymous doctor who works in Assiut Fevers hospital said that many people were diagnosed with Typhoid fever.
In the four years after the filter was in operation, the town's death rate from typhoid fever had fallen almost 78 percent from what it was in the four years preceding filtration.
Medicines sold abroad include vaccines against meningitis and typhoid fever, and treatment for ulcers that has avoided a large number of amputations, Cuban experts said.
April 22, 1915: The Examiner announced the death of Almondbury man Edward Smith who had been living in Belgium when war broke out and interned by the Germans where he died from typhoid fever.
Mary Mallon (September 23, 1869--November 11, 1938), better known as Typhoid Mary, was the first person in the United States identified as an asymptomatic carrier of the pathogen associated with typhoid fever.
Typhoid fever s a common worldwide bacterial disease transmitted by the ingestion of food or water contaminated with the feces of an infected person, which contain the bacterium Typhi.