hemorrhagic fever


hemorrhagic fever

noun

Definition of HEMORRHAGIC FEVER

:  any of a diverse group of virus diseases (as Lassa fever and Ebola) that are usually transmitted by arthropods or rodents and are characterized by a sudden onset, fever, aching, bleeding in the internal organs, petechiae, and shock

First Known Use of HEMORRHAGIC FEVER

1948

hemorrhagic fever

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HEMORRHAGIC FEVER

: any of a diverse group of virus diseases (as Korean hemorrhagic fever, Lassa fever, and Ebola) that are usually transmitted to humans by arthropods or rodents and are characterized by a sudden onset, fever, aching, bleeding in the internal organs (as of the gastrointestinal tract), petechiae, and shock

hemorrhagic fever

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Disease with high fever and hemorrhage of internal organs and into the skin. It is caused by several kinds of virus (of which Ebola, dengue, and yellow fever are the best known), some carried by ticks, mosquitoes, or animals. Initial symptoms may include head, muscle, joint, and abdominal pain; nausea and vomiting; sweating and thirst; and coldlike symptoms. It comes on suddenly and can cause severe kidney damage. Patients who are severely ill may also experience shock and neurologic effects.

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