sandfly fever

noun sand·fly fever \ ˈsan(d)-ˌflī- \

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 Sandfly fever Naples virus and Sandfly fever Sicilian virus 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


Medical Dictionary

sandfly fever

noun sand·fly fever \ ˌsan(d)-ˌflī- \

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 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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