Oroya fever

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O·ro·ya fe·ver

n. Oroya, fiebre de, fiebre (calentura) muy elevada que se observa en el Perú y se manifiesta con anemia perniciosa y extrema sensibilidad del tejido hemopoyético.
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Verruga peruana and Oroya fever are now called Carrion disease.
From pre-Inca times, through the Spanish Conquest, to the "Guano Age" of the 19th century and up to the modern period, Carrion disease has played a role in the life of Peru.
The etiologic agent, vector, laboratory manipulation of the organism, treatment, and prevention of Carrion disease have all been elucidated.