Famine fever

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(Med.) typhus fever.

See also: Famine

References in classic literature ?
They illustrate the fact that Nature, even when perverted by generations of famine fever, ignores the distinctions we set up between men.
The period since 2012 has also witnessed the publication of a number of influential books on the subject, among them Emily Mark-FitzGerald's Commemorating the Irish Famine, a rich overview of the visual history of the catastrophe and of what she terms the "Famine commemorative boom" of the 1990s (some newspapers disparagingly called it a "famine fever").
He set up a soup kitchen but died of famine fever in 1847.