sandfly fever

noun

Definition of sandfly fever

: a virus disease of brief duration that is characterized by fever, headache, eye pain, malaise, and leukopenia and that is caused by either of two bunyaviruses (species Naples phlebovirus and Sicilian phlebovirus of the genus Phlebovirus) transmitted by the bite of a sand fly (especially Phlebotomus papatasii)

called also phlebotomus fever

First Known Use of sandfly fever

1910, in the meaning defined above

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“Sandfly fever.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sandfly%20fever. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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sandfly fever

noun
sand·​fly fever | \ ˌsan(d)-ˌflī- How to pronounce sandfly fever (audio) \

Medical Definition of sandfly fever

: 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 Naples phlebovirus and species Sicilian phlebovirus) 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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