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sandfly

 [sand´fli]
any of various two-winged flies, especially those of the genus Phlebotomus, which are important vectors in the transmission of leishmaniasis and phlebotomus fever.
sandfly fever phlebotomus fever.
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phle·bot·o·mus fe·ver

an infectious but not contagious disease occurring in the Balkan Peninsula and other parts of southern Europe, caused by several viruses in the family Bunyaviridae apparently introduced by the bite of the sandfly, Phlebotomus papatasii; symptoms resemble those of dengue but are less severe and of shorter duration.
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sandfly fever

n.
A mild viral disease transmitted by the bite of a sandfly (Phlebotomus papatasii), characterized by fever, malaise, eye pain, and headache. Also called pappataci fever, phlebotomus fever.
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An acute, self-limited viral infection caused by 5 serotypes of Arbovirus, in the Mediterranean rim, eastern Africa and Central Asia during dry, hot weather
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sandfly fever

An influenza-like illness of short duration caused by a bunyavirus transmitted by the bite of the sandfly Phlebotomus papatasii . The disease occurs in the Mediterranean region and Middle East and features fever for 3 days, headache, CONJUNCTIVITIS and a drop in the white cell count in the blood (leukopenia).
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Toscana, sandfly fever Sicilian, and sandfly fever Naples viruses are distributed in the Mediterranean region and northern Africa.
Sandfly fever has historically been considered a disease of military importance due to its ability to quickly incapacitate naive military formations in areas where the virus is endemic.
The most remarkable laboratory findings related with sandfly fever include leukopenia, lymphopenia, monocytosis, thrombocytopenia, increased liver function tests and increased CK level (5, 6).
During World War II, sandfly fever affected great numbers of foreign soldiers in all Mediterranean region and Balkan countries during the summer seasons, when sand fly activity peaks (17).
Neutralization-based seroprevalence of Toscana virus and sandfly fever Sicilian virus in dogs and cats from Portugal.
During deployment, the troops showed the highest seroconversion rates for sandfly fever virus (3.1%) and rickettsiae (2.7%).
Leishmaniasis, sandfly fever and phlebotomine sandflies in Greece: an annotated bibliography.
Pairwise comparison demonstrated the following: 1) all TOSV S segments were highly conserved; 2) the L segment demonstrated less conservation than the N gene at the nucleotide or deduced amino acid levels; 3) TOSV M segments were the most divergent; and 4) variation in M segments was higher than that among RVFV strains but less pronounced than that within the group of sandfly fever Sicilian viruses or sandfly fever Naples viruses (Table).
Sandfly fever due to Toscana virus: an emerging infection in southern France.
To determine whether sandfly fever Sicilian virus (SFSV) is present in Algeria, we tested sandflies for phlebovirus RNA.
(8.) Nicoletti L, Ciufolini MG, Verani R Sandfly fever viruses in Italy.
Phylogenetic analysis of nucleotide sequences (Figure 2A) showed that Spanish, French, and Italian TOSV and SFNV formed a cluster that included members of the species Sandfly fever Naples virus, for which genetic data were available.