black fever


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Rock·y Moun·tain spot·ted fe·ver

an acute infectious disease of high mortality, characterized by frontal and occipital headache, intense lumbar pain, malaise, a moderately high continuous fever, and a rash on wrists, palms, ankles, and soles from the second to the fifth day, later spreading to all parts of the body; it occurs in the spring of the year primarily in the southeastern U.S. and the Rocky Mountain region, although it is also endemic elsewhere in the U.S., in parts of Canada, in Mexico, and in South America; the pathogenic organism is Rickettsia rickettsii, transmitted by two or more tick species of the genus Dermacentor; in the U.S. it is spread by D. andersoni in the western states and D. variabilis (a dog tick) in the eastern states.

black fever

See kala-azar.
(1) Kala azar, see there, visceral leishmaniasis
(2) Rocky Mountain spotted fever, see there

black fever

see leishmaniasis.
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This research is essential to increasing access to new therapies for this neglected disease, also known as kala-azar and black fever.
With approximately 500,000 new cases occurring annually, visceral leishmaniasis, also known as kala-azar or black fever, is the world's second most deadly parasitic disease following malaria.
Visceral leishmaniasis, also known as kala-azar or black fever, is caused by the parasite Leishmania and is spread through the bite of a female sandfly.