Definition of Weil's disease in English:

Weil's disease

Pronunciation /ˈvīlz dəˌzēz/ /ˈvaɪlz dəˌziz/

noun

  • A severe, sometimes fatal, form of leptospirosis transmitted by rats via contaminated water.

    • ‘The incidence of infectious diseases such as diarrhoea, hepatitis, Weil's disease etc are on the rise.’
    • ‘Epidemics such as malaria, Dengue fever, Weil's disease, etc. continue to claim several lives every year.’
    • ‘Icteric leptospirosis or Weil's disease is seen in about 10 per cent of the patients.’
    • ‘Leptospirosis is rare in the UK, and Weil's disease extremely rare.’
    • ‘The river water is untreated and can harbour germs that cause illnesses such as Weil's disease.’
    • ‘‘We are not aware of any big increase in Weil's disease though it will be a number of months before we get the figures through,’ he said.’
    • ‘Weil's disease, contracted from the urine and faeces of rats, can be fatal if not caught on time.’

Origin

Late 19th century named after H. Adolf Weil (1848–1916), German physician.

Pronunciation

Weil's disease

/ˈvīlz dəˌzēz/ /ˈvaɪlz dəˌziz/