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

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Recent Examples on the Web Patients dying of hemorrhagic fever sometimes have such low blood pressure that no pulse can be detected. Ellen Barry, New York Times, "The Jungle Prince of Delhi," 22 Nov. 2019 Bacterial protection should extend to anthrax and MRSA, while viral protection should keep influenza, rhinoviruses, and hemorrhagic fevers such as Ebola. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "DARPA's Next-Gen Environmental Suits Could Be Inspired by Shark Skin," 6 Dec. 2019 Ebola is a virus that causes an especially deadly and virulent form of hemorrhagic fever. NBC News, "Patient in Sweden being tested for Ebola, local hospital says," 8 Oct. 2019 Uganda has had multiple outbreaks of Ebola and hemorrhagic fevers since 2000. NBC News, "Girl with Ebola entering Uganda from Congo," 30 Aug. 2019 Uganda has had multiple outbreaks of Ebola and hemorrhagic fevers since 2000. Time, "Congolese Girl, 9, Dies After Testing Positive for Ebola in Uganda," 30 Aug. 2019 Uganda has had multiple outbreaks of Ebola and hemorrhagic fevers since 2000. Washington Post, "Uganda: 9-year-old girl from Congo dies of Ebola," 30 Aug. 2019 Ebola is a virus that causes an especially deadly and virulent form of hemorrhagic fever. NBC News, "Patient in Sweden being tested for Ebola, local hospital says," 8 Oct. 2019 Ebola causes diarrhea, vomiting and hemorrhagic fever and can be spread through bodily fluids. NBC News, "Ebola spread to east Congo's Goma massively raises risk," 15 July 2019

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1948, in the meaning defined above

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“Hemorrhagic fever.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemorrhagic%20fever. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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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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