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typhus

noun [U]  us   /ˈtɑɪ·fəs/
an infectious disease caused by organisms carried by lice and causing fever, severe pain in the head, and dark red spots on the body
Translations of “typhus”
in Vietnamese bệnh sốt…
in Spanish tifus…
in Thai ไข้รากสาดใหญ่…
in Malaysian tifus…
in French typhus…
in German der Flecktyphus…
in Chinese (Traditional) 斑疹傷寒(由蝨子傳播)…
in Indonesian tifus…
in Chinese (Simplified) 斑疹伤寒(由虱子传播)…
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