Common scourges found in the desert include plague, typhus , malaria, dengue fever, dysentery, cholera, and typhoid.
Body lice are associated with severe systemic diseases such as typhus and trench fever.
To measles we can add smallpox, tuberculosis, malaria, typhus , typhoid, influenza and syphilis.
Investigators who worked on cholera, typhus , yellow fever, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever sometimes died of the diseases they were working on.
The concentration of so many men and camp followers promoted the outbreaks of cholera, diphtheria, dysentery, typhoid fever, typhus , bubonic plague - and venereal diseases.
Civil War surgeons recognized only one typhus disease: epidemic typhus spread by lice infected with Rickettsia prowazekii was documented to occur in army camps.
In the 19th century, doctors prescribed whisky or brandy for all kinds of fevers, from influenza and pneumonia to malaria, typhus and cholera.
Tito's government significantly raised the standard of health, eliminating diseases such as typhus , tuberculosis, and whooping cough.
The principal recorded killers were smallpox, influenza, measles, typhoid, typhus , chickenpox, whooping cough, tuberculosis and syphilis.
The people at this camp were usually killed by diseases like tuberculosis and typhus .