A contagious continued fever lasting from two to three weeks, attended with great prostration and cerebral disorder, and marked by a copious eruption of red spots upon the body. Also called jail fever, famine fever, putrid fever, spottled fever, etc. See Jail fever, under Jail.
an infectious disease spread by lice and fleas. It causes high fever, severe headaches and a skin rash. As many as 60% of people catching the disease may die, especially if they are already in a poor state, as they were in Belsen.
An extremely contagious and often fatal fever transmitted by lice and rat fleas associated with filth and overcrowding
An infectious disease carried by lice or fleas that resulted in many deaths in the labor camps.
rickettsial disease transmitted by body lice and characterized by skin rash and high fever
An infectious disease carried by lice or fleas, making it hard to control in camps. High fever, exhaustion, and death often resulted.
A group of diseases caused by the microorganism rickettsia, spread by the bites of fleas, mites, or ticks; symptoms include headache, fever, rash, and a series of complications if untreated.
A severely infectious disease which brings a high fever, exhaustion and often death. The disease is carried by lice or fleas and was an uncontrollable killer in ghettos and in camps.
A sever infectious disease transmitted by body lice, and marked by high fever, stupor and delirium, intense headaches, and a dark red rash
An acute, infectious disease caused by several micro-organism species of Rickettsia (transmitted by lice and fleas) and characterized by acute prostration, high fever, depression, delirium, headache, and a peculiar eruption of reddish spots on the body. The epidemic or classic form is louse borne; the endemic or murine is flea borne. Synonyms: typhus fever, malignant fever (in the 1850s), jail fever, hospital fever, ship fever, putrid fever, brain fever, bilious fever, spotted fever, petechial fever, camp fever.
Typhus is any one of several similar diseases caused by Rickettsia bacteria. The name comes from the Greek typhos, meaning smoky or lazy, describing the state of mind of those affected with typhus.