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
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Some of these, such as sandfly fever Naples, Sicilian, and Toscana viruses, are of public health importance, especially Toscana virus, which causes meningitis and encephalitis in humans (8-10).
Some herbalists use it to treat a range of afflictions including jaundice, gastritis, gallstones, malaria, sandfly fever, toxaemia arising from drugs and environmental chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides, shingles, bladder disorders, renal colic and leukopaenia (diminishing white blood cells) arising from chemotherapy.
Sandfly fever, sometimes known as pappataci fever or Phlebotomus fever, is a vector transmitted viral illness with a history of affecting naive military formations that travel through or fight in areas where the infection is endemic.
(34,35,41) [EC.sub.50] values were 0.930 [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.
Leishmania parazitleri disinda kum sinekleri ayrica dunyanin bircok ulkesinde kum sinegi atesi (sandfly fever), uc gun atesi (three day fever) veya papatasi atesi (papataci fever) olarak bilinen viral bir enfeksiyona neden olan ve phlebovirus adi verilen bir grupta yer alan viruslerin (Sicilian, Naples, Toscana ve 60'dan fazla diger virusun) ve Guney Amerika'da bartonellosis hastaligina neden olan Bartonella bacilliformis bakterisinin vektorudur.
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.
In early August, an advance force (which excluded Warden as he was laid up in Enzeli with sandfly fever) arrived in Baku with five other Canadians--Adj Cpt Cecil John Lewis; Cpt John William Henry Garit Hopman Van Den Berg; Cpt Robert (Bob) Harrison, and Cpt Gordon Scott Hopkins--along with Dunsterville himself, and approximately 1000 British troops.
Sandflies are also vectors of many viruses belonging to three different genera: (i) the Phlebovirus (family Bunyaviridae) including sandfly fever Sicilian virus (SFSV) (1), sandfly fever Naples virus (SFNV) (1), and Toscana virus (TOSV) (1); (ii) the Vesiculovirus (11-12); and (iii) the Orbivirus (13).
(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.
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.