In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1US datedMedicinepaludismo masculinefiebre palúdica femininefiebre de los pantanos feminine
- During what was known as the sick season they became very susceptible to malaria that was commonly known to them as ‘swamp fever’.
- Two years later he died of swamp fever, the leader of a rebel army made up of former indentured servants.
- Her husband's business did not prosper and he returned to the family plantation in the Cane River district, where he died of swamp fever in 1882, leaving her with six children to support.
2Veterinary Sciencefiebre equina feminine
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