typhoid fever


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n typhoid fever serious infection marked by intestinal inflammation and ulceration; caused by Salmonella typhosa ingested with food or water
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Typhoid fever a disease formerly confounded with typhus, but essentially different from the latter. It is characterized by fever, lasting usually three or more weeks, diarrhæa with evacuations resembling pea soup in appearance, and prostration and muscular debility, gradually increasing and often becoming profound at the acme of the disease. Its local lesions are a scanty eruption of spots, resembling flea bites, on the belly, enlargement of the spleen, and ulceration of the intestines over the areas occupied by Peyer's glands. The virus, or contagion, of this fever is supposed to be a microscopic vegetable organism, or bacterium. Called also enteric fever. See Peyer's glands.
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In literature:

With the knowledge of the present regarding yellow fever, malaria and typhoid the dread of the lowlands is disappearing.
"The Negro Farmer" by Carl Kelsey
As it is, typhoid fever prevails, and the average duration of life in the city is recorded at a fraction over twenty-six years!
"Aztec Land" by Maturin M. Ballou
I was sorry to hear that a terrible epidemic of typhoid fever seems to be ravaging this little town.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
Coming back eastward, while they were at Denver Denasia was stricken with typhoid fever.
"A Singer from the Sea" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
To-day news reaches me from the field that he has died of typhoid fever.
"Our Moslem Sisters" by Annie Van Sommer
When she went and nursed the factory hands when the typhoid fever broke out he said 'she wuz like a angel of Mercy.
"Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife" by Marietta Holley
In the past rinderpest has been supposed to be identical with various human diseases, among them smallpox and typhoid fever.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
The scurvy and the typhoid fever are appearing among them.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
In 1847 it suffered a terrible visitation of typhoid fever.
"A History of the English Church in New Zealand" by Henry Thomas Purchas
Nutting came down with typhoid fever.
"Personal Recollections of the War of 1861" by Charles Augustus Fuller

In news:

1 Ciprofloxacin is now the treatment of choice for typhoid fever.
The way players are dropping down in College Park, it's like the orthopedic version of typhoid fever is sweeping through this team.
Health officials are investigating an outbreak of typhoid fever that has been linked to a frozen tropical fruit product used to make smoothies.
As M K Bhan and colleagues point out in their comprehensive Seminar on typhoid and paratyphoid fever.
As M K Bhan and colleagues point out in their comprehensive Seminar on typhoid and paratyphoid fever .
"Woman Cook a Walking Typhoid Fever Factory," said the headline in a New York City newspaper in 1907.
Yale researchers discover why typhoid fever pathogen targets only humans.
Indian Lake, NY, Sep 04, 2009 — A hundred years ago, Irish immigrant Mary Mallon, on suspicion of carrying typhoid fever, was imprisoned and made news headlines in New York City.
A rare US outbreak of typhoid fever has been linked to a frozen tropical fruit product, sold in Alaska and elsewhere, used to make smoothies, health officials reported Thursday.
There are several cases of typhoid fever at Noyo and Fort Bragg.
Frozen mamey pulp recalled after typhoid fever outbreak.
A) Typhoid Fever b) Tuberculosis c) Scarlet Fever.