typhoid, typhoid_fever, enteric_fever
Meaning: serious infection marked by intestinal inflammation and ulceration; caused by Salmonella typhosa ingested with food or water
"Aunt Mary has typhoid fever--there seems to be so much of that this spring and they sent for mamma.
Two hours later she had a telegram from her lover's college chum, saying that Mr. Claxton was dangerously ill with typhoid fever.
I grant you that it is as much of a disease as scarlet, typhoid, or any other, but the mind has not yet been discovered that can find a remedy for it short of abject poverty, and even that has been known to fail."