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sandfly fever

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noun sand·fly fever \ˌsan(d)-ˌflī-\

Medical Definition of sandfly fever

  1. :  a virus disease of brief duration that is characterized by fever, headache, pain in the eyes, malaise, and leukopenia and is caused by a bunyavirus of the genus Phlebovirus (especially species Sandfly fever Naples virus and species Sandfly fever Sicilian virus) transmitted by the bite of a sand fly of the genus Phlebotomus (especially P. papatasii)—called also pappataci fever, phlebotomus fever




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