swamp fever


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swamp fever

n.
1. Malaria.
2. Equine infectious anemia.
3. Leptospirosis.

swamp fever

swamp fever

Microbiology
A generic term for any of a number of infections that are more common in swamps and typically transmitted by mosquitoes, such as:
(1) Leptospirosis, see there;
(2) Malaria.
 
Veterinary medicine
Equine infectious anaemia, see there.

swamp fever

Synonym for
1. Equine infectious anemia, a viral infection of horses, transmitted by hematophagous arthopods, causing weakness, recurrent fever, marked anemia and muscular atrophy.
2. Malaria.
3. Marsh fever A waterborne infection–vector is Rattus rattus–by the spirochete, Leptospira grippotyphosa, which causes fever, general malaise and aseptic meningitis.

e·quine in·fec·tious a·ne·mi·a

(ē'kwīn in-fek'shŭs ă-nē'mē-ă)
A worldwide disease of horses and other equids, caused by equine infectious anemia virus marked by general debility, remittent fever, staggering gait, progressive anemia, and loss of flesh; it is transmitted by bloodsucking insects and by contact, oral infection, or the use of unsterilized syringes and needles.
Synonym(s): swamp fever (1) .

ma·lar·i·a

(mă-lar'ē-ă)
A disease caused by the presence of the sporozoan Plasmodium in the erythrocyte phase, usually transmitted by the bite of an infected female mosquito of the genus Anopheles. Human infection begins with the exoerythrocytic cycle in liver parenchyma cells, followed by a series of erythrocytic schizogenous cycles repeated at regular intervals; production of gametocytes in other red blood cells provides future gametes for another mosquito infection; characterized by episodic severe chills and high fever, prostration, and occasionally death or immunologically mediated sequelae.
See also: Plasmodium, tropical diseases
Synonym(s): swamp fever (2) .

swamp fever

See LEPTOSPIROSIS.

swamp fever

1. equine infectious anemia.
2. leptospirosis.
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It was only the second outbreak of swamp fever in the UK in 30 years, after two infected horses were destroyed in Wiltshire in January of last year.
Many horses with swamp fever die, while those that survive can act as carriers, serving as a source of infection for other horses.
The swamp fever outbreak was the second of three in the UK this year and sparked a major trans-European probe by Government vets working in conjunction with the Dutch authorities.
GOVERNMENT vets have stepped up checks on possible swamp fever links with Romania and Italy in the wake of three suspected outbreaks in the UK - including one at a Northumberland horse-yard.
And then, whenever our pioneering forefathers found themselves growing accustomed to, and even comfortable with, our miserable climate, they set sail to explore somewhere even more awful where they would almost certainly die of heat exhaustion and swamp fever up a jungle river or freeze to death on the frozen Arctic wastes.
The men, from the UK, US and Nigeria, at first feared they'd contracted a local swamp fever.
As the countdown has gathered pace, we have moved from one shock to another, from the injury that ruled out the sport's sweetheart Snow Fairy to the outbreak of swamp fever that denied defending champion Danedream and then to the untimely bout of ill health that prevented Nathaniel from travelling to Paris.
ANIMAL health officials in Britain and Holland are examining import documents linked to the Swamp Fever case in Northumberland.
As expected, she misses the race due to the outbreak of swamp fever at her Cologne base.
THE authorities in Holland have joined the probe into how a horse infected with the deadly Swamp Fever came through international import health checks en route to Northumberland.
THE Danedream team of trainer Peter Schiergen and jockey Andrasch Starke yesterday spoke of their anguish after hopes of a repeat success in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe were shattered by the outbreak of swamp fever in Cologne, where Germany's star filly is based.
But Peter Schiergen's mare has cruelly been forced to miss the race after being stabled at Cologne racecourse where a horse tested positive for equine infectious anemia - also known as swamp fever.