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hemorrhagic fever

noun

Definition of hemorrhagic fever

  1. :  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



1948

First Known Use of hemorrhagic fever

1948


Medical Dictionary

hemorrhagic fever

noun

Medical Definition of hemorrhagic fever

  1. :  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




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