sandfly fever

sand·fly fever .san(d)-.flī- n a virus disease of brief duration that is characterized by fever, headache, pain in the eyes, malaise, and leukopenia and is caused by either of two bunyaviruses of the genus Phlebovirus transmitted by the bite of a sand fly of the genus Phlebotomus (esp. P. papatasii) called also pappataci fever, phlebotomus fever

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a viral disease transmitted to humans by the bite of the sandfly Phlebotomus papatasii. Sandfly fever occurs principally in countries surrounding the Persian Gulf and the tropical Mediterranean; it occurs during the warmer months, does not last long, and is never fatal. Symptoms resemble those of influenza. There is no specific treatment apart from aspirin and codeine to relieve the symptoms.

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phlebotomus f.

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