Alkhurma hemorrhagic fever


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

Alkhurma hemorrhagic fever

Abbreviation: AHFV
A tick-borne hemorrhagic fever caused by a flavivirus, first identified on the Arabian peninsula.
See also: fever
References in periodicals archive ?
Results of sequence alignment and homology analysis performed with MegAlign software of DNASTAR (Madison, WI, USA) showed that the 654-bp PrM gene of Nanjianyin virus was 99.6% identical to that of KFD virus (Itp9605 strain), 99.4% identical to that of KFD virus (EU480489), 98.2% identical to that of KFD virus (X74111), but only 90.4% identical to that of Alkhurma hemorrhagic fever (AFH) virus (1176 strain), and only 57.2% to 64.3% identical to the 654-bp PrM genes of other tick-borne encephalitis complex viruses such as Omsk hemorrhagic fever virus (Kubrin strain), tick-borne encephalitis virus (Sengzhang strain), Powassan virus (LB strain), and Langat virus (TP21 strain).
Evidence for the tickborne nature of Alkhurma hemorrhagic fever virus (AHFV) is indirect because AHFV has not been detected in arthropods.