Definition of enteric fever in English:

enteric fever


  • another term for typhoid or paratyphoid
    • ‘Note in particular the much lower incidence of diseases such as enteric fever and dysentery.’
    • ‘Tragically, she contracts enteric fever and dies.’
    • ‘Following an incubation period of five to 21 days, patients with enteric fever usually present with sustained fever, anorexia, malaise, and vague abdominal discomfort.’
    • ‘Surveillance of enteric fever have been initiated.’
    • ‘In 1900 in Durban, South Africa, he died of enteric fever while serving with the Imperial Light Horse in the Boer War.’