sandfly fever


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Related to sandfly fever: phlebotomus fever, pappataci fever, sandfly fever virus

sandfly fever

n.
A mild viral disease transmitted by the bite of a sandfly (Phlebotomus papatasii), characterized by fever, malaise, eye pain, and headache. Also called pappataci fever, phlebotomus fever.
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Noun1.sandfly 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
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Coxiella burnetii, sandfly fever virus, hantavirus, and CCHF virus (CCHFV).
This study describes the development, validation, and standardization of real-time PCR and reverse transcription realtime PCR assays to detect Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Ehrlichia spp, Borrelia spp (B burgdorferi, B afzelii, and B garinii), Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus, Leishmania, sandfly fever Sicilian virus, dengue virus, Plasmodium spp, and chikungunya virus at the US Army Public Health Command Region-Europe.
Sandflies are also vectors of many viruses belonging to three different genera: (i) the Phlebovirus (family Bunyaviridae) including sandfly fever Sicilian virus (SFSV) (1), sandfly fever Naples virus (SFNV) (1), and Toscana virus (TOSV) (1); (ii) the Vesiculovirus (11-12); and (iii) the Orbivirus (13).
He also suggested that sooner or later that someone would go down with sandfly fever and that a replacement would be needed.
In this case, we reported a patient with sandfly fever, initially misdiagnosed as CCHF because of the clinical and laboratory findings mentioned above.
Chapters are devoted to the following topics: non-mosquito arbovirus vector, medically important mosquitoes, control of arbovirus vector, dengue infection, yellow fever, West Nile virus infection, rift valley fever, Japanese encephalitis, sandfly fever, minor arbovirus hemorrhagic fever, minor arbovirus meningoencephalitis, minor arbovirus arthritis, and application of arbovirus in gene medicine.
Punta Toro virus (PTV), which produces a fatal hepatic disease in animals, is closely related to the African and Middle Eastern Rift Valley Fever and Sandfly Fever viruses.
She had nursed Tom when he had sandfly fever in India.
including V cholerae) Giardiasis Amebiasis (Entamoeba histolytica) Leishmaniasis Tuberculosis Brucellosis Leptospirosis Echinococcosis (hydatid disease) Typhus (epidemic, endemic) Relapsing fever, tick and louse-borne Trachoma Intestinal helminth infections (ascariasis, enterobiasis, trichuriasis) Hookworm infection (ancylostomiasis) Tapeworm infection (taeniasis) Strongyloidiasis Sandfly fever Other arboviral fevers Dengue fever Boutonneuse fever Congo-Crimean hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) Korean hemorrhagic fever Rift Valley fever Viral hepatitis (A, B, C, D, E) Meningococcal meningitis Syphilis (endemic, Bejel) Anthrax Q fever Rabies Plague Malaria Onchocerciasis Schistosomiasis Dracunculiasis Hymenolepiasis
Several viruses in the family Bunyaviridae, such as severe fever thrombocytopenia syndrome virus, sandfly fever Naples virus, and La Crosse virus, cause vector-borne zoonotic problems (1-7).
In parts of Asia and north Africa, they spread a viral agent pappataci virus (an arbovirus) that causes sandfly fever (pappataci fever) as well as protozoan pathogens (Leishmania spp.
PCR for phleboviruses (2) resulted in a PCR product of the expected size, and the sequence was most closely related to those of isolates belonging to the Sandfly fever Naples virus (SFNV) species (Figure).