Brill-Zinsser disease
Recrudescence of epidemic typhus years after the initial attack. The agent that causes epidemic typhus (Rickettsia prowazekii) remains viable for many years and then when host defenses are down, it is reactivated causing recurrent typhus. The disease is named for the physician Nathan Brill and the great bacteriologist Hans Zinsser.

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Brill-Zins·ser disease (brilґ zinґsər) [N.E. Brill; Hans Zinsser, American bacteriologist, 1878–1940] see under disease.

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