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 for famine fever
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Relapsing \Re*laps"ing\, a.
     Marked by a relapse; falling back; tending to return to a
     former worse state.
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     Relapsing fever (Med.), an acute, epidemic, contagious
        fever, which prevails also endemically in Ireland, Russia,
        and some other regions. It is marked by one or two
        remissions of the fever, by articular and muscular pains,
        and by the presence, during the paroxism of spiral
        bacterium ({Spirochaete) in the blood. It is not usually
        fatal. Called also famine fever, and recurring fever.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Typhus \Ty"phus\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? smoke, cloud, stupor
     arising from fever; akin to ? to smoke, Skr. dh?pa smoke.]
     (Med.)
     A contagious continued fever lasting from two to three weeks,
     attended with great prostration and cerebral disorder, and
     marked by a copious eruption of red spots upon the body. Also
     called jail fever, famine fever, putrid fever,
     spottled fever, etc. See Jail fever, under Jail.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Famine \Fam"ine\, n. [F. famine, fr. L. fames hunger; cf. Gr.
     ????? want, need, Skr. h[=a]ni loss, lack, h[=a] to leave.]
     General scarcity of food; dearth; a want of provisions;
     destitution. "Worn with famine." --Milton.
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           There was a famine in the land.          --Gen. xxvi.
                                                    1.
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     Famine fever (Med.), typhus fever.
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