enteric fever


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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Farming gave us salmonella, ancient DNA suggests," 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, "Ancient Mexican Civilization Nearly Wiped Out by Something Stuck in Their Teeth, New DNA Evidence Reveals," 15 Jan. 2018

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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 5 Jul. 2020.

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