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We become a land of “wretched camps” where “cyclical outbreaks of typhus, measles and even smallpox often sprouted from the unbilged latrines and rows of plastic tenting.”

On his trip to Syria he contracted malaria and typhus, but carried on.

“Americans thought then we were at the cutting edge figuring out typhus and yellow fever,” says Bennett.

In the 18th century, German immigrants coming to Pennsylvania boarded ships plagued with typhus, dysentery, smallpox, and scurvy.

Yet those fears were borne out when, at the age of five, Allegra died of typhus.

Victims of typhus were simply not trying hard enough to stay healthy; they allowed themselves to be overtaken by the virus.

For only typhus and one or two other maladies are the precautions so elaborate as those needed in smallpox.

The specific cause of typhus is unknown, but the contagion develops and reproduces itself in the body of the patient.

The name typhus is from , a smoke or fog, and it indicates the befogged, stuporous condition of the patient.

I thought at least you would have been laid up for a month with the typhus fever!

In the pancreas after putrefaction, and in the fces of typhus patients, no skatol was found.


On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to typhus, such as: cerebrospinal fever, cerebrospinal meningitis, kews garden spotted fever, and rocky mountain spotted fever.

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