Omsk hemorrhagic fever virus


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Omsk hem·or·rhag·ic fe·ver vi·rus

a tick-borne virus of the genus Flavivirus causing Omsk hemorrhagic fever.
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Omsk hemorrhagic fever virus

(omsk) [ Omsk, a city in eastern Russia] See: virus

Omsk hemorrhagic fever virus

A single-stranded RNA virus in the Flavivirus genus. It can be transmitted to people by the bite of infected ticks. Clinical symptoms of infection include hemorrhage, conjunctivitis, cough if the patient develops pneumonia, fevers, and meningoencephalitis.
See also: virus
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