epidemic hemorrhagic fever


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epidemic hemorrhagic fever

n.
A form of hemorrhagic fever endemic to northeastern Asia that is caused by a hantavirus and characterized in its later stages by hemorrhage, shock, and kidney failure. Also called Korean hemorrhagic fever.
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Epidemics of a then ill-defined fever called epidemic hemorrhagic fever, which was later proven serologically to be a wild rat induced HFRS (7), was present principally in the back alleys of Osaka, Japan, and characterized by marked but transient proteinuria that peaked in 32 case-patients on day 6 postonset of symptoms and disappeared completely on day 7 in mild cases and on approximately day 12 in those with severe AKI (8).
Eighty patients in Henan province, China, who were hospitalized with epidemic hemorrhagic fever were treated with "multiple oral doses" of 2 mg of sodium selenite per day during the first 9 days of hospitalization (the exact dosages were not specified).
The ministry confirmed in an email there was an outbreak of epidemic hemorrhagic fever at the university recently, but that it was not plague.