brill-zinsser disease

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Brill-Zinsser disease Brill-Zins·ser disease (-zĭn'sər)
n.
A relatively mild recurrence of epidemic typhus in persons previously infected with the Rickettsia prowazekii bacterium. Also called Brill's disease, recrudescent typhus.

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