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down with (an illness)

Sick with a particular illness, which is named after "with." I've been down with the flu all week and have barely gotten out of bed.
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shake a disease or illness off

Fig. [for the body] to fight off a disease or illness. I thought I was catching a cold, but I guess I shook it off. I hope I can shake off this flu pretty soon.
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Tracking residential outcomes of supported independent living programs for persons with serious mental illness.
In addition to obtaining household-level information, we attempted to interview each person (or an available proxy) who became ill within 72 hr of eating fish to assess illness onset, symptoms, species, and actual size of the fish participants believed had made them sick, and associated treatment and medical care costs.
Kreuger (1990) and Hirsch, Mcpherson, and DuMond (1997) use individual level data, but still are only able to look at the determinants of an individual's decision to file, without conditioning on whether the individual has actually experienced a work-related injury or illness.
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FROM 'feed a cold and starve a fever' to guzzling chicken soup to overcome the flu, most of us have tried one of these unproven methods to beat an illness.
Veterans of the Gulf War have been battling for seven years to convince successive Governments that their illness is real.