Disputatio Categoriae:Febris

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Febres, morbi, &c.[fontem recensere]

A problem here is that fever is an indicium morbi, but certain named fevers are morbi themselves and therefore should (also) be categorized as morbi. (English of course is more particular, with "Animal bacterial diseases" and "Animal viral diseases" and such.) Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary:

typhoid fever n (1845) : a communicable disease [N.B.] marked esp. by fever, diarrhea, prostration, headache, and intestinal inflammation and caused by a bacterium (Salmonella typhosa)
yellow fever n (1739) : an acute destructive infectious disease [N.B.] of warm regions marked by sudden onset, prostration, fever, albuminuria, jaundice, and often hemorrhage and caused by a virus transmitted by a mosquito

In the English wikipedia, the category "Typhoid fever" is categorized under "Animal bacterial diseases," "Salmonellosis," and "Salmonella"; in the German, the linked article, "Typhus," is categorized under "Bakterielle Infektionskrankheit des Menschen," "Meldepflichtige Krankheit," "Salmonellose," and "Typhus." Which looks odd, but typhus in German is apparently a different disease from typhus in English, which Merriam-Webster calls "a severe human febrile disease [N.B.] . . . caused by a rickettsia (Rickettsia prowazekii)." The English "Typhoid fever" and the German "Typhus" are linked to each other in both directions, but the German links to our Typhus (morbus), which in turn links to English "Typhus," and the English then links to German "Fleckfieber." IacobusAmor (disputatio) 10:57, 16 Februarii 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I did indeed ensure that all the named fevers currently in this category are also categorized under "Morbi". Does a problem remain? We wouldn't set up a category for "diseases that are called fever in some language or other". Andrew Dalby (disputatio) 12:56, 16 Februarii 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]