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.
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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).
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