Omsk hemorrhagic fever


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Omsk hem·or·rhag·ic fe·ver

a form of epidemic hemorrhagic fever found in central Russia, caused by the Omsk hemorrhagic fever virus, a member of the family Flaviviridae, and transmitted by Dermacentor ticks; associated with gastrointestinal symptoms and hemorrhages but little or no central nervous system involvement.

Omsk hemorrhagic fever (OHF)

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an acute infection seen in regions of the former U.S.S.R., caused by a flavovirus transmitted by the bite of an infected tick or by handling infected muskrats. It is characterized by fever, headache, epistaxis, GI and uterine bleeding, and other hemorrhagic manifestations. Treatment is supportive; recovery usually occurs.

Omsk hemorrhagic fever

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We found no published reports describing a hemorrhagic disease caused by TBEV, although hemorrhagic manifestation is typical for tick-borne flaviviruses, including Omsk hemorrhagic fever virus (OHFV), Alkhurma virus, and Kyasanur Forest disease virus (9).
Omsk hemorrhagic fever is a zoonosis caused by a flavivirus; the infection is transmitted by muskrats during trapping.