Medical Definition of Ship fever
Ship fever: An old name for epidemic typhus, which was common in the crowded conditions aboard ship. Ship Fever and Other Stories (1996) by Andrea Barrett received the National Book Award. See: Typhus, epidemic.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
Last Editorial Review: 9/14/2016
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z
Search Medical Dictionary
- What Is Inherited Lipodystrophy?
- Do You Take Good Care of Your Eyes?
- Tips for a Clean Home & Healthy Cat