Definition of Weil's disease in English:

Weil's disease

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Pronunciation: /vʌɪlz
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A severe, sometimes fatal, form of leptospirosis transmitted by rats via contaminated water.
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    • The incidence of infectious diseases such as diarrhoea, hepatitis, Weil's disease etc are on the rise.
    • Epidemics such as malaria, Dengue fever, Weil's disease, etc. continue to claim several lives every year.
    • Icteric leptospirosis or Weil's disease is seen in about 10 per cent of the patients.

Origin

late 19th century: named after H. Adolf Weil (1848–1916), German physician.

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