One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A fever resembling typhoid but caused by different (though related) bacteria.
The bacteria are species of the genus Salmonella, in particular (in humans) S. paratyphi
- ‘In 2004, nine people contracted typhoid and paratyphoid fever, seven picked up malaria, two people got leprosy and there was one case of cholera.’
- ‘During the same campaign 3,000 Chinese prisoners-of-war were allegedly given food injected with typhoid and paratyphoid before being returned to their own lines.’
- ‘The vaccine employed was designed to immunize against cholera, typhoid, paratyphoid, and dysentery.’
- ‘He published many papers on, for example, paratyphoid fever, food poisoning, the efficacy of new antibiotics, and cross infection in hospitals.’
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