sandfly fever


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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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His primary research interests are zoonoses and vectorborne diseases such as Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever and sandfly fever.
930 [micro]g/mL for LACV, Punta Toro virus (PTV), RVFV, Sandfly fever virus, SFTSV and Dobrava, Maporal and Prospect Hill Hantaviruses in the assays of CPE or focus forming unit (FFU) reduction.
Sandfly fever, also known as 'three-day fever' or 'pappataci fever' or 'Phlebotomus fever' is a viral infection that causes self-limited influenza-like symptoms and characterized by a rapid onset.
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6) These viruses can cause hemorrhagic fevers such as Rift Valley fever (RVF), Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF), hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS), and Sicilian sandfly fever (SFS) in human beings.
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.
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She had nursed Tom when he had sandfly fever in India.