Bob Kaiser, chief of tropical diseases at the CDC, was stumped by the descriptions of the fever.
Harlem Talks About the Harlem Shake ‘Harlem Shake’ fever was rampant last week.
Remember, before his reelection, when he guessed that in his second term the GOP “fever” might break?
Mary Beth Keane wrote a novel, fever, about the tragic cook who helped spread a killer disease in America.
I hope they understand, I hope the President himself understands, that the fever has not broken and will not break.
Such were the symptoms and progress of this fever in the year 1715.
There had been a hard winter, and after it the poor woman had suffered from fever and ague.
This book was an excellent antidote to the Byronic fever, then at its height.
But we must take it in again, really, to know how this fever goes on.
"A touch of the fever, seor, caught last night at sundown," he remarked.
late Old English fefor, fefer "fever," from Latin febris "fever," related to fovere "to warm, heat," probably from PIE root *dhegh- "burn" (cf. Gothic dags, Old English dæg "day," originally "the heat"); but some suggest a reduplication of a root represented by Sanskrit *bhur- "to be restless."
Adopted into most Germanic languages (cf. German Fieber, Swedish feber, Danish feber), but not in Dutch. English spelling influenced by Old French fievre. Replaced Old English hriðing. Extended sense of "intense nervous excitement" is from 1580s.
fever fe·ver (fē'vər)
Body temperature above the normal of 98.6°F (37°C). Also called pyrexia.
Any of various diseases in which there is an elevation of the body temperature above normal.
A body temperature that is higher than normal. Fever is the body's natural response to the release of substances called pyrogens by infectious agents such as bacteria and viruses. The pyrogens stimulate the hypothalamus in the brain to conserve heat and increase the basal metabolic rate.
(Deut. 28:22; Matt. 8:14; Mark 1:30; John 4:52; Acts 28:8), a burning heat, as the word so rendered denotes, which attends all febrile attacks. In all Eastern countries such diseases are very common. Peter's wife's mother is said to have suffered from a "great fever" (Luke 4:38), an instance of Luke's professional exactitude in describing disease. He adopts here the technical medical distinction, as in those times fevers were divided into the "great" and the "less."