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ty·phus

 (tī′fəs)
n.
Any of several forms of infectious disease caused by rickettsia, especially those transmitted by fleas, lice, or mites, and characterized generally by severe headache, sustained high fever, depression, delirium, and the eruption of red rashes on the skin. Also called prison fever, ship fever, typhus fever.

[New Latin tȳphus, from Greek tūphos, stupor arising from a fever, vapor, from tūphein, to smoke.]

ty′phous (-fəs) adj.

typhus

(ˈtaɪfəs)
n
(Pathology) any one of a group of acute infectious rickettsial diseases characterized by high fever, skin rash, and severe headache. Also called: typhus fever
[C18: from New Latin tӯphus, from Greek tuphos fever; related to tuphein to smoke]
ˈtyphous adj

ty•phus

(ˈtaɪ fəs)

n.
an acute infectious disease caused by several species of rickettsias, esp. Rickettsia prowazekii, transmitted by lice and fleas, and characterized by acute prostration, headache, and a peculiar eruption of reddish spots on the body. Also called ty′phus fe′ver.
[1635–45; < New Latin < Greek tŷphos vapor]
ty′phous, adj.

ty·phus

(tī′fəs)
Any of several diseases transmitted by lice, fleas, or mites and characterized by high fever and skin rash. Typhus carried by lice can cause epidemics of the disease, which may be fatal in people with weakened immune systems.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.typhus - rickettsial disease transmitted by body lice and characterized by skin rash and high fevertyphus - rickettsial disease transmitted by body lice and characterized by skin rash and high fever
rickettsial disease, rickettsiosis - infectious disease caused by ticks or mites or body lice infected with rickettsial bacteria
endemic typhus, murine typhus, rat typhus, urban typhus - acute infection caused by rickettsia and transmitted by the bite of an infected flea; characterized by fever and chills and muscle aches and a rash
Translations
تيفوس
skvrnitý tyfustyfus
plettyfus
pilkkukuume
dílasótt, flekkusótt
dėmėtoji šiltinė
izsitumu tīfs
škvrnitý týfus

typhus

[ˈtaɪfəs] Ntifus m

typhus

[ˈtaɪfəs] ntyphus m

typhus

nFleckfieber nt, → Flecktyphus m

typhus

[ˈtaɪfəs] ntifo

typhus

(ˈtaifəs) noun
a dangerous type of infectious disease, spread by lice. She is suffering from typhus.

ty·phus

n. tifus, tifo, infección aguda causada por una Rickettsia que se manifiesta con fiebre alta, intensos dolores de cabeza y delirio.

typhus

n tifus m
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ud cure a chap as was makin' ready for typhus fever.
On that same occasion I learned, for the first time, from Miss Abbot's communications to Bessie, that my father had been a poor clergyman; that my mother had married him against the wishes of her friends, who considered the match beneath her; that my grandfather Reed was so irritated at her disobedience, he cut her off without a shilling; that after my mother and father had been married a year, the latter caught the typhus fever while visiting among the poor of a large manufacturing town where his curacy was situated, and where that disease was then prevalent: that my mother took the infection from him, and both died within a month of each other.
I carried the infection of crime with me, and she has caught it as she would the typhus fever, the cholera, the plague
But since he did not mean to marry for the next five years-- his more pressing business was to look into Louis' new book on Fever, which he was specially interested in, because he had known Louis in Paris, and had followed many anatomical demonstrations in order to ascertain the specific differences of typhus and typhoid.
Just as he reached his thirteenth year, and his father had settled that he was strong enough to go to school, and, after much debating with himself, had resolved to send him there, a desperate typhus fever broke out in the town.
He was big enough to carry typhus by the ton, and to dye the very carpet he walked on with scarlet fever.
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Acute Encephalitis Syndrome and Scrub Typhus in India
Scrub typhus is an acute febrile infection transmitted by the bite of leptotrombidium, chigger mite larvae.
In view of the rising number of cases and reported deaths due to of Scrub Typhus in Himachal Pradesh, Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare had sought a detailed report from the State Government.
2] Scrub typhus is prevalent in scrub jungle where forest is regrowing after being cleared, hence the name.
Three weeks ago, she was diagnosed as scrub typhus with fever, severe myalgia, arthralgia, rash, and eschar in the right arm at another hospital (Figure 1).