Archaic term for yellow fever.
- Yellow fever (also called yellow jack, black vomit or sometimes American Plague) is an acute viral disease.
- Not even inland towns were safe from the fever known as yellow jack.
- Yellow fever, also known as yellow jack for the quarantine flag flown by ships at sea, became one of the most feared diseases throughout urban America.
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