Epidemic typhus



epidemic typhus n.
A form of typhus characterized by high fever, mental and physical depression, and macular and papular eruptions; it is caused by Rickettsia prowazekii and transmitted by body lice.

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  • Epidemiological

    [ep-i-dee-mee-ol-uh-jee, -dem-ee-] /ˌɛp ɪˌdi miˈɒl ə dʒi, -ˌdɛm i-/ noun 1. the branch of medicine dealing with the incidence and prevalence of disease in large populations and with detection of the source and cause of of infectious disease. /ˌɛpɪˌdiːmɪˈɒlədʒɪ/ noun 1. the branch of medical science concerned with the occurrence, transmission, and control of epidemic […]

  • Epidemiologically

    [ep-i-dee-mee-ol-uh-jee, -dem-ee-] /ˌɛp ɪˌdi miˈɒl ə dʒi, -ˌdɛm i-/ noun 1. the branch of medicine dealing with the incidence and prevalence of disease in large populations and with detection of the source and cause of of infectious disease. /ˌɛpɪˌdiːmɪˈɒlədʒɪ/ noun 1. the branch of medical science concerned with the occurrence, transmission, and control of epidemic […]



  • Epidemiology

    [ep-i-dee-mee-ol-uh-jee, -dem-ee-] /ˌɛp ɪˌdi miˈɒl ə dʒi, -ˌdɛm i-/ noun 1. the branch of medicine dealing with the incidence and prevalence of disease in large populations and with detection of the source and cause of of infectious disease. /ˌɛpɪˌdiːmɪˈɒlədʒɪ/ noun 1. the branch of medical science concerned with the occurrence, transmission, and control of epidemic […]

  • Epidemy

    n. “an epidemic disease,” especially the plague, late 15c., ipedemye, impedyme, from Old French ypidime (12c., Modern French épidémie), from Late Latin epidemia (see epidemic (adj.)).



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