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 for spottled fever
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.]
     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]

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