haemorrhagic fever


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Related to haemorrhagic fever: Korean hemorrhagic fever, Dengue hemorrhagic fever, Bolivian hemorrhagic fever

haemorrhagic fever

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(Pathology) any of a group of fevers, such as Ebola virus disease and yellow fever, characterized by internal bleeding or bleeding into the skin
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Noun1.haemorrhagic fever - a group of illnesses caused by a viral infection (usually restricted to a specific geographic area); fever and gastrointestinal symptoms are followed by capillary hemorrhage
Argentine hemorrhagic fever - hemorrhagic fever with neurological signs; caused by the Junin virus
Ebola, Ebola fever, Ebola hemorrhagic fever - a severe and often fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys and chimpanzees) caused by the Ebola virus; characterized by high fever and severe internal bleeding; can be spread from person to person; is largely limited to Africa
Lassa fever - an acute contagious viral disease of central western Africa; characterized by fever and inflammation and muscular pains and difficulty swallowing; can be used as a bioweapon
Crimea-Congo hemorrhagic fever - an infection common in Arab states caused by a bunyavirus; transmitted by a tick that thrives on sheep
Rift Valley fever - an infection common in Africa caused by a bunyavirus; transmitted by mosquitoes or by handling infected animals
viral infection, virus infection - infection by a virus that is pathogenic to humans
green monkey disease, Marburg disease, Marburg hemorrhagic fever - a viral disease of green monkeys caused by the Marburg virus; when transmitted to humans it causes serious or fatal illness
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Muscat: There is an urgent need for formulating a comprehensive prevention and control strategy for the Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) in the region in view of the increasing burden of the disease, a top official at the World Health Organisation (WHO), Oman said.
WHO confirmed that 103 persons have been died of haemorrhagic fever in the western region of Darfur.
Highly infectious tick-borne viral diseases: Kyasanur forest disease and Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever in India.
Ebola virus disease, formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans.
1, 6] This strain has been associated with haemorrhagic fever outbreaks in central African countries since 1976, with case fatality rates of up to 90%.
The first vaccine against Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) virus gives 100% protection in an experimental model in mice.
Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is one of the most widely distributed viral hemorrhagic fevers occurring in Africa, the middle East, Asia and some parts of Europe (1).
Knowledge and attitudes toward Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever in occupationally at-risk Iranian healthcare workers.
Dubai: The Ministry of Health has allayed the fears of travellers about the recent case of a passenger transiting via Dubai who succumbed to Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF).
NHS staff and the family of a man who contracted Crimean–Congo haemorrhagic fever are being monitored after he died in hospital yesterday.
He said the dengue fever usually continues for two to seven days, adding, in moderate dengue haemorrhagic fever cases, all signs and symptoms abate after the fever subsides.
In 1969, it was recognised that the virus causing Crimean haemorrhagic fever was the same as that responsible for an illness identified in 1956 in Congo.