Korean hemorrhagic fever


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Korean hemorrhagic fever

n.
A form of hemorrhagic fever endemic to northeastern Asia that is caused by a hantavirus transmitted by a field mouse, characterized in its later stages by hemorrhage, shock, and kidney failure.
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In a 3-year period, approximately 3000 troops were diagnosed with Korean Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome, with approximately 10% of the patients dying from complications.
Unarmed and unnoticed as it moved among its prey-striking indiscriminately -- this insidious killer was a disease: Korean hemorrhagic fever (KHF).
Hantaan (Korean hemorrhagic fever) and related rodent zoonoses.

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