Brill's disease


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Brill's disease:

see typhustyphus,
any of a group of infectious diseases caused by microorganisms classified between bacteria and viruses, known as rickettsias. Typhus diseases are characterized by high fever and an early onset of rash and headache.
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Brill's disease

[¦brilz di‚zēz]
(medicine)
A mild recurrence of typhus some years after the initial infection.
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