The 91-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II was rushed to hospital on Wednesday with a recurrence of the infection.
Worse, the recurrence of this whiny, unsympathetic caricature in a writer's work makes an unpleasant statement about the writer.
There is an old Jewish joke about the recurrence of the biblical flood.
recurrence re·cur·rence (rĭ-kûr'əns, -kŭr'-)
A return of symptoms as part of the natural progress of a disease, as in relapsing fever.