fever

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Related to Pontiac fever: Legionnaires disease, legionella, Legionella pneumophila

fever

(Excitement), noun agitation, ardor, arousing, delirium, desire, disquiet, eagerness, enthusiasm, exhilaration, fervency, fever pitch, feverish excitement, feverishness, fire, fomentation, frenzy, galvanization, heat, intensity, panic, passion, provocation, stimulation, stirring up, tizzy, turmoil, upset, working up, zeal, zealousness, zest
Associated concepts: proceedings reaching a fever pitch

fever

(Illness), noun affliction, ailment, eleeated temperature, feverishness, has a disorder, has a malady, has an affliction, has an ailment, ill health, illness, in poor health, infirmity, not healthy, sickness, temperature
Associated concepts: fee services, health care
See also: furor
References in periodicals archive ?
An outbreak of Pontiac fever due to Legionella longbeachae serogroup 2 found in potting mix in a horticultural nursery in New Zealand.
Other types of recreational waters exposed to animals have been reported as a source of infection in cases of dermatitis, gastroenteritis, meningitis, Pontiac fever, and leptospirosis.
Most Pontiac fever victims recover within five days.
Nine other holidaymakers in the party, believed to be mainly pensioners, from Walsall went down with suspected Pontiac fever during their stay and one is still in hospital recovering.
Pontiac fever is a self-limiting influenza-like syndrome; Legionnaires' disease is more severe, has pneumonia as the predominant clinical finding, and is a potentially fatal illness.
coli, Ehrlichiosis, Food poisoning, Group A Streptococcal Infections, Group B Streptococcal Infections, Invasive Candidiasis, Invasive group A Streptococcal disease, Legionnaires' disease, Melanoma, Meliodosis, Mycobacterial infections, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, various Nosocomial infections, Pneumococcus, Pneumonia, Pontiac fever, Pyelonephritis, Q fever, Respiratory syncytial virus, Salmonella food poisoning, Septicemia, Strep infections, Toxoplasmosis, Vaginal Candidiasis and Vibrio vulnificus.
Of these, two have been confirmed as having Legionnaires' disease and five of having Pontiac Fever, a milder version caused by the same legionella organism.