camp fever

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Related to camp fever: cabin fever, Putrid fever, typhus

camp fe·ver

1. any epidemic febrile illness affecting troops in an encampment;
2. obsolete term for typhus.
3. Synonym(s): typhus

camp fe·ver

(kamp fē'vĕr)
1. Synonym(s): typhus.
2. Any epidemic febrile illness affecting overcrowded populations with inadequate sanitary standards.


Johann Valentin Edler von, Austrian physician, 1763-1818.
Hildenbrand disease - disease caused by Rickettsia, transmitted by body lice. Synonym(s): camp fever; jail fever; ship fever