Victims of typhus were simply not trying hard enough to stay healthy; they allowed themselves to be overtaken by the virus.
Yet those fears were borne out when, at the age of five, Allegra died of typhus.
In the 18th century, German immigrants coming to Pennsylvania boarded ships plagued with typhus, dysentery, smallpox, and scurvy.
Since that time the species of typhus has greatly declined, and the species of typhoid has considerably increased.
The campaign had almost come to a standstill owing to typhus.
If you were to go into a Turkish hospital with a broken leg the odds are that you would die of typhus.
And what if it should turn out the cholera, or typhus, or something as bad?
He had served in the Crimea, and, after almost dying of typhus, had been invalided home.
I judge the typhus is where the baby' slobbered on the shawl, and it's come off on him.
A few years after this he died of the typhus fever, and I believe his soul went to heaven.
acute infectious fever, 1785, from Modern Latin (De Sauvages, 1759), from Greek typhos "stupor caused by fever," literally "smoke," from typhein "to smoke," related to typhos "blind," typhon "whirlwind," ultimately origin unknown. The disease so called from the prostration that it causes.
typhus ty·phus (tī'fəs)
Any of several forms of infectious disease caused by Rickettsia, especially those transmitted by fleas, lice, or mites, and characterized generally by severe headache, sustained high fever, depression, delirium, and the eruption of red rashes on the skin. Also called camp fever, prison fever.
Any of several forms of an infectious disease caused by bacteria of the genus Rickettsia transmitted by fleas, mites, or especially lice, and characterized by severe headache, high fever, and skin rash. Louse-born bacteria that cause typhus are especially virulent and can cause epidemics of the disease, which may be fatal in people with weakened immune systems.