hemorrhagic fever


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hemorrhagic fever

n.
Any of a group of viral diseases, including dengue, yellow fever, Ebola, and Lassa fever, that are typically transmitted to humans by arthropods or mammals, especially rodents, and that affect multiple organ systems, causing fever and usually bleeding and leading in severe cases to hypotension, shock, coma, and death. Also called viral hemorrhagic fever.
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Noun1.hemorrhagic 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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In its weekly bulletin of this week, Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on 27 October an outbreak of viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF) in Darfur.
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Clinical diagnosis of dengue hemorrhagic fever was based on the presence of the following four criteria: (i) continuous high-grade fever lasting for 2 to 7 days; (ii) hemorrhagic tendency as shown by a positive tourniquet test, petechiae or epistaxis; (iii) thrombocytopenia < 100, 000/[micro]l; (iv) evidence of plasma leakage manifested by hemoconcentration (an increase in hematocrit 20% above the average for age, sex and population); pleural effusion and ascites, etc.
He said CCHF was first reported in Crimea in 1944 and was named as Crimean Hemorrhagic Fever.
Her primary research interests are virus hemorrhagic fever and detection of emerging viruses that circulate in Spain.
Lassa fever is one of the hemorrhagic fever viruses, occurring in West Africa sub-regions in similar areas as Ebola virus.
Ribavirin in treatment of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF): An international multicenter retrospective analysis.
Close contact precautions could prevent an outbreak of crimean-congo hemorrhagic Fever: a case series report from southern part of tehran.
Current situation of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Southeastern Europe and neighboring countries: a public health risk for the European Union?
Since 2008, a total of 12 cases of hantavirus hemorrhagic fever have been confirmed.

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