Definition of paratyphoid in English:


Line breaks: para|typhoid
Pronunciation: /parəˈtʌɪfɔɪd
(also paratyphoid fever)


[mass noun]
  • A fever resembling typhoid but caused by different (though related) bacteria.
    • The bacteria are species of the genus Salmonella, in particular (in humans) S. paratyphi
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    • In 2004, nine people contracted typhoid and paratyphoid fever, seven picked up malaria, two people got leprosy and there was one case of cholera.
    • The vaccine employed was designed to immunize against cholera, typhoid, paratyphoid, and dysentery.
    • He published many papers on, for example, paratyphoid fever, food poisoning, the efficacy of new antibiotics, and cross infection in hospitals.

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