Definition of gulf fever in English:

gulf fever


mass nounAustralian
  • Malaria.

    ‘gulf fever claimed the life of the manager of the sheep station’
    • ‘He caught 'gulf fever' soon after and died despite desperate efforts to save his life.’
    • ‘He fell ill with the Gulf fever while on his way to the base camp on the Gilliat River.’
    • ‘At the time of his visit the Gulf fever was at its worst.’
    • ‘A local "gulf fever" afflicted those who tried to reside in the area.’
    • ‘The only other death on the trip was a man who died of gulf fever.’
    • ‘This disaster established the tradition of 'Gulf Fever', the name given to most fevers in this area for the next 30 years.’
    • ‘I have heard people speak of Gulf fever as if a white man could not live in tropical regions where such diseases are known to exist.’
    • ‘When gulf fever drove him back to Victoria he worked on the land.’
    • ‘He looked at Grace with concern. "Looks like gulf fever to me," he said.’
    • ‘He was dosing himself regularly with quinine to avert the danger of dengue or Gulf fever.’