trench fevertrench fever
an infectious disease caused by a rickettsia (Rochalimaea quintana) transmitted by body lice, characterized by a remittent fever, muscular pains, etc.
Origin of trench feverfrom its prevalence among soldiers in the trenches in World War I
An acute infectious disease characterized by chills and fever, caused by the bacterium Bartonella quintana and transmitted by body lice.
Origin of trench feverFrom its occurrence among soldiers in trenches.