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typhus

noun [U] uk   /ˈtaɪ.fəs/ us  
an infectious disease spread by lice (= small insects that live on the body) causing a high body temperature, severe pains in the head, and purple spots on the body
Translations of “typhus”
in Spanish tifus…
in French typhus…
in German der Flecktyphus…
in Chinese (Traditional) 斑疹傷寒(由蝨子傳播)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 斑疹伤寒(由虱子传播)…
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