What does the word typhus mean?

Usage examples for typhus

  1. " Oct 24.- Typhus fever has broken out in the lower town in addition to everything else, and there are 1000 cases of small- pox, besides cholera. – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  2. You must come to the hospital immediately, sir; the man with the typhus- fever- you saw him yesterday- he's dying; he says he must see you- that he has something important to confess. – The Garies and Their Friends by Frank J. Webb
  3. But my cousin is twenty times as likely to die as you or I, because she's got Typhus Fever, and half the cases are fatal, more or less.... – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan