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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Unlike the plague that killed tens of millions in 14th century Europe, epidemic hemorrhagic fever is not transmitted between humans and carries about a 15 percent death rate, although both diseases can be transmitted by rodents and fleas.
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Dengue hemorrhagic fever includes those symptoms plus small-blood vessel leakage, which can lead to shock, internal bleeding, circulatory failure, and death.
Even more worrisome was that one of those three patients developed dengue hemorrhagic fever, rather than the less-severe classic dengue fever seen in the other 17.
Viral hemorrhagic fever associated with arenaviruses has never been documented in the United States except among overseas travelers and laboratory personnel exposed accidentally while doing research," said California State Health Director Diana M.
The fact of the matter was that Ebola hemorrhagic fever, along with Marburg and Lassa, were diseases of poverty and bad hospitals," writes Regis.
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Detection, isolation and confirmation of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus in human, ticks and animals in Ahmadabad, India, 2010-2011.
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever is a zoonotic disease carried by many domestic and wild animals e.
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