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Glossary for Brill disease

  • Bacterial diseases: Diseases caused by a bacterial infection
  • Brill-Zinsser disease: A form of recurring typhus caused by a bacterium called Rickettsia proazekii and transmitted by lice. The illness may occur after the initial sickness and tends to be not as severe.
  • Chills: Excessive feeling of coldness.
  • Conditions involving a pathogen: Medical conditions involving some type of pathogen, such as a virus or bacteria.
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Flu-like conditions: Medical conditions similar to flu, or exhibition flu-like symptoms.
  • Malaise: General feelings of discomfort or being ill-at-ease.
  • Muscle pain: Pain that is located anatomically in the region of muscles
  • Rash: General name for any type of skin inflammation.
  • Recrudescent typhus: A condition characterized by mild typhus occurring years after the initial infection
  • Severe headache: A condition which is characterized by a severe headache


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