pappataci fever


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pap·pa·ta·ci fever

 (pä′pə-tä′chē)
[Italian pappataci, sandfly : pappare, to eat (from Latin pappāre, from pappa, food) + -taci, silently (from tacito, past participle of tacere, to be silent, from Latin tacēre).]
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Noun1.pappataci fever - a mild viral disease transmitted by the bite of the sand fly Phlebotomus papatasii
disease - an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
References in periodicals archive ?
Sandfly fever, sometimes known as pappataci fever or Phlebotomus fever, is a vector transmitted viral illness with a history of affecting naive military formations that travel through or fight in areas where the infection is endemic.
Phlebotome fauna in Yugoslavia and their role in the epidemiology of pappataci fever, kala-azar and cutaneous leishmaniasis [in French].
Although information about endemic infectious disease in Afghanistan is limited, previous historical reports indicate that several endemic vector-borne and zoonotic diseases, including rickettsial diseases, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF), and pappataci fever (now known as sandfly fever) (10).