Haverhill fever


Haverhill fever
Ha·ver·hill fever (haґvər-il) [Haverhill, Massachusetts, where an epidemic occurred in 1925] see under fever.

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  • Haverhill fever — noun the form of ratbite fever occurring in the United States • Hypernyms: ↑ratbite fever * * * ˈhāv(ə)rə̇l noun Usage: usually capitalized H Etymology: from Haverhill, Mass., where the disease appeared in epidemic proportions in 1926 : rat bite… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Haverhill fever — a febrile disease caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis, resulting from ingestion of food or water contaminated by rat excrement and clinically resembling the bacillary form of rat bite fever but with more severe vomiting and a higher incidence… …   Medical dictionary

  • Fever — Although a fever technically is any body temperature above the normal of 98.6 degrees F. (37 degrees C.), in practice a person is usually not considered to have a significant fever until the temperature is above 100.4 degrees F (38 degrees C.).… …   Medical dictionary

  • Rat-bite fever — is an acute, febrile human illness caused by bacteria transmitted by rodents, rats in most cases, which is passed from rodent to human via the rodent s urine or mucous secretions.CausesTwo types of gram negative facultatively anaerobic bacteria… …   Wikipedia

  • streptobacillary fever — ▪ pathology also called  haverhill fever , or  erythema arthriticum epidemicum        acute infection caused by the microorganism Streptobacillus moniliformis, transmitted to humans by rat bite or by the ingestion of contaminated foods and… …   Universalium

  • malarial fever — Synonyms and related words: African lethargy, Asiatic cholera, Chagres fever, German measles, Haverhill fever, acute articular rheumatism, ague, alkali disease, amebiasis, amebic dysentery, anthrax, bacillary dysentery, bastard measles, black… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • rheumatic fever — Synonyms and related words: African lethargy, Asiatic cholera, Chagres fever, German measles, Haverhill fever, acute articular rheumatism, ague, alkali disease, amebiasis, amebic dysentery, anthrax, bacillary dysentery, bastard measles, black… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • scarlet fever — Synonyms and related words: African lethargy, Asiatic cholera, Chagres fever, German measles, Haverhill fever, acute articular rheumatism, ague, alkali disease, amebiasis, amebic dysentery, anthrax, bacillary dysentery, bastard measles, black… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • spotted fever — Synonyms and related words: African lethargy, Asiatic cholera, Chagres fever, German measles, Haverhill fever, acute articular rheumatism, ague, alkali disease, amebiasis, amebic dysentery, anthrax, bacillary dysentery, bastard measles, black… …   Moby Thesaurus


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