enteric fever


Definition of enteric fever

Examples of enteric fever in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The most likely other possibility is some sort of enteric fever, like something that is maybe gastrointestinal. Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic, 26 Apr. 2021 The strains infecting the farmers, who lived 5500 to 1600 years ago, include the progenitor of paratyphi C, a strain that causes a deadly form of enteric fever similar to typhoid fever today. Ann Gibbons, Science | AAAS, 24 Feb. 2020 Typhoid fever is an enteric fever, as was the disease that caused a devastating 1545 epidemic in modern-day Mexico. Kate Sheridan, Newsweek, 15 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of enteric fever

1833, in the meaning defined above

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“Enteric fever.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enteric%20fever. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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