sandfly fever


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sandfly

 [sand´fli]
any of various two-winged flies, especially those of the genus Phlebotomus, which are important vectors in the transmission of leishmaniasis and phlebotomus fever.
sandfly fever phlebotomus fever.

phle·bot·o·mus fe·ver

an infectious but not contagious disease occurring in the Balkan Peninsula and other parts of southern Europe, caused by several viruses in the family Bunyaviridae apparently introduced by the bite of the sandfly, Phlebotomus papatasii; symptoms resemble those of dengue but are less severe and of shorter duration.

sandfly fever

n.
A mild viral disease transmitted by the bite of a sandfly (Phlebotomus papatasii), characterized by fever, malaise, eye pain, and headache. Also called pappataci fever, phlebotomus fever.

sandfly fever

An acute, self-limited viral infection caused by 5 serotypes of Arbovirus, in the Mediterranean rim, eastern Africa and Central Asia during dry, hot weather

sandfly fever

An influenza-like illness of short duration caused by a bunyavirus transmitted by the bite of the sandfly Phlebotomus papatasii . The disease occurs in the Mediterranean region and Middle East and features fever for 3 days, headache, CONJUNCTIVITIS and a drop in the white cell count in the blood (leukopenia).
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Sandfly fever virus showed the greatest seasonal variation, with most cases in the summer months, and C.
burnetii, sandfly fever virus, and hantavirus), a proportion of volunteers showed seroconversion but did not report feeling ill.
ADRV-GR, Adria virus from febrile child in Greece, 2009; ADRV, Adria virus; SALV, Salehabad virus; ARBV, Arbia virus; SFSV, sandfly fever Sicilian virus; TOSV, Toscana virus; SFNV, sandfly fever Naples virus.
Prevalence of antibodies to West Nile fever, sandfly fever Sicilian, and sandfly fever Naples viruses in healthy adults in Israel.
Pairwise genetic distances between Sandfly fever Sicilian virus sequence and homologous sequences of selected phleboviruses' No.
Phylogenetic analysis of nucleotide sequences (Figure 2A) showed that Spanish, French, and Italian TOSV and SFNV formed a cluster that included members of the species Sandfly fever Naples virus, for which genetic data were available.
Sandfly fever due to TOSV: an emerging infection in southern France.
SINV, Sindbis virus; TBEV, tickborne encephalitis virus; INKV, Inkoo virus; BATV, Batai virus; TAHV, Tahyna virus; UUKV, Uukuniemi virus, WNV, West Nile virus; SFV, Semliki Forest virus; CHIKV, Chikungunya virus; USUV, Usutu virus; LEDV, Lednice virus; SSEV, Spanish sheep encephalomyelitis virus; SFSV, sandfly fever Sicilian virus; GGEV, Greek goat encephalomyelitis virus; CCHFV, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus; LIV, Louping ill virus.
Sandfly fever Naples (but not the TOSV serotype) and Sicilian viruses have the widest geographic distribution, in parallel to their vector's (Phlebotomus papatasi) distribution.
Neurovirulent Toscana virus (a sandfly fever virus) in Swedish man after a visit to Portugal.
To the Editor: Sandfly fever Naples virus, Sandfly lever Sicilian virus, and Toscana virus (family Bunyaviridae, genus Phlebovirus) have been recognized as etiologic agents of human illnesses in European countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea.