Oroya fever

noun
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Medical Definition of Oroya fever

: the acute first stage of bartonellosis characterized by high fever and severe anemia

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“Oroya fever.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Oroya%20fever. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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