spotted fever

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n spotted fever any of several severe febrile diseases characterized by skin rashes or spots on the skin
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a disease caused by ticks
    • Spotted fever (Med) a name applied to various eruptive fevers, esp. to typhus fever and cerebro-spinal meningitis.
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Usage

In literature:

At the Gulf of Ampalla, Davis had to put his sick on shore, as spotted fever raged amongst the crew.
"The Pirates' Who's Who" by Philip Gosse
When this line is very red in small spots, especially when pressed, rheumatic fever is indicated.
"Palmistry for All" by Cheiro
Her large eyes glittered like stars, and on each cheek burned a bright red fever-spot.
"Little Ferns For Fanny's Little Friends" by Fanny Fern
I've had both small-pox and spotted fever.
"The Maidens' Lodge" by Emily Sarah Holt
In such a season the bustling town in the heart of the stem Highlands seemed a fever spot.
"John Splendid" by Neil Munro
A virulent case of spotted fever, it was pronounced by "Doc" Fussel, who doubted that he would recover.
"The Fighting Shepherdess" by Caroline Lockhart
This discovery quickly brought Mr. Botta to the spot, in a fever of excitement.
"Chaldea" by Zénaïde A. Ragozin
This he did, but the messenger brought word back that the notary was ill with the spotted fever and could not come.
"Border Ghost Stories" by Howard Pease
The spot was unhealthy and fever carried off many of the colonists, including Ayllon himself, who died on the 18th of October 1526.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
We had been at Newbern but a few days when Miss Carrie Cutter, the daughter of the surgeon died of spotted fever.
"Personal Recollections of the Civil War" by James Madison Stone
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In poetry:

Then that fit of sickness it brought on you, you know;
Just by a thread you hung, and you e'en-a'most let go;
And here is the spot I tumbled, an' give the Lord his due,
When the doctor said the fever'd turned, an' he could fetch you through.
"Out Of The Old House, Nancy" by William McKendree Carleton

In news:

Tick bites can transmit Ehrlichiosis and Rocky Mountain spotted fever to dogs and to humans.
The state's health department is investigating a report of Rocky Mountain spotted fever in Dodge County.
Gila County has reported an outbreak of potentially fatal spotted fever , with eight cases already reported in southern Gila County.
Typical symptoms are a fever of 100 degrees or more, a sore throat that lasts for over three days, white spots on the tonsils, and swollen neck glands.
Sun, Fever play for spot in WNBA Finals tonight.
The child also presented with conjunctivitis, fever and Koplik spots as observed by a physician.
And of course, many other infectious diseases, including Rocky Mountain spotted fever, can be spread by a variety of ticks , so it's important to know how to avoid and remove all ticks , regardless of type.
The American dog tick is the most commonly identified species responsible for transmitting Rickettsia rickettsii, which causes Rocky Mountain spotted fever in humans.
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