hemorrhagic fever

noun

Definition of hemorrhagic fever

: any of a diverse group of virus diseases (such 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

Examples of hemorrhagic fever in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Plus, Ukraine is still bedeviled by infectious diseases that persist in emerging economies, such as tuberculosis, measles, and HIV, and is at risk of rare diseases endemic to Eurasia, such as Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever. Maryn Mckenna, Wired, 29 Mar. 2022 Old World hantaviruses cause a disease called hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 4 Mar. 2022 In Xi’an in Shaanxi province, tens of thousands of residents were ordered to quarantine following outbreaks this month of covid-19 and hemorrhagic fever, a seasonal disease caused by the hantavirus. Washington Post, 22 Dec. 2021 No further cases were confirmed by health workers monitoring the 170 high-risk contacts of the first patient, who was diagnosed after succumbing to the highly infectious hemorrhagic fever. Reuters, CNN, 17 Sep. 2021 Studies were underway on Ebola, Lassa and the virus that causes Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever. New York Times, 23 Nov. 2021 The hemorrhagic fever infected nearly 3,500 people and killed about 2,300. Washington Post, 28 Sep. 2021 Jean-Pierre de Cavel, a French expert who conducted safety training at the WIV in 2010, said the Chinese researchers hoped to use the new lab to study highly infectious diseases like Ebola, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, and smallpox. Eva Dou, Pei Lin Wu, Quentin Aries, Rebecca Tan, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Sep. 2021 Jean-Pierre de Cavel, a French expert who conducted safety training at the WIV in 2010, said the Chinese researchers hoped to use the new lab to study highly infectious diseases like Ebola, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, and smallpox. Eva Dou, Pei Lin Wu, Quentin Aries, Rebecca Tan, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of hemorrhagic fever

1948, in the meaning defined above

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11 Apr 2022

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hemorrhagic fever

noun

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

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