swamp fever


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swamp fever

n.
1. Malaria.
2. Equine infectious anemia.
3. Leptospirosis.

swamp fever

swamp fever

Microbiology
A generic term for any of a number of infections that are more common in swamps and typically transmitted by mosquitoes, such as:
(1) Leptospirosis, see there;
(2) Malaria.
 
Veterinary medicine
Equine infectious anaemia, see there.

swamp fever

Synonym for
1. Equine infectious anemia, a viral infection of horses, transmitted by hematophagous arthopods, causing weakness, recurrent fever, marked anemia and muscular atrophy.
2. Malaria.
3. Marsh fever A waterborne infection–vector is Rattus rattus–by the spirochete, Leptospira grippotyphosa, which causes fever, general malaise and aseptic meningitis.

e·quine in·fec·tious a·ne·mi·a

(ē'kwīn in-fek'shŭs ă-nē'mē-ă)
A worldwide disease of horses and other equids, caused by equine infectious anemia virus marked by general debility, remittent fever, staggering gait, progressive anemia, and loss of flesh; it is transmitted by bloodsucking insects and by contact, oral infection, or the use of unsterilized syringes and needles.
Synonym(s): swamp fever (1) .

ma·lar·i·a

(mă-lar'ē-ă)
A disease caused by the presence of the sporozoan Plasmodium in the erythrocyte phase, usually transmitted by the bite of an infected female mosquito of the genus Anopheles. Human infection begins with the exoerythrocytic cycle in liver parenchyma cells, followed by a series of erythrocytic schizogenous cycles repeated at regular intervals; production of gametocytes in other red blood cells provides future gametes for another mosquito infection; characterized by episodic severe chills and high fever, prostration, and occasionally death or immunologically mediated sequelae.
See also: Plasmodium, tropical diseases
Synonym(s): swamp fever (2) .

swamp fever

See LEPTOSPIROSIS.

swamp fever

1. equine infectious anemia.
2. leptospirosis.
References in periodicals archive ?
It was only the second outbreak of swamp fever in the UK in 30 years, after two infected horses were destroyed in Wiltshire in January of last year.
The swamp fever outbreak was the second of three in the UK this year and sparked a major trans-European probe by Government vets working in conjunction with the Dutch authorities.
However, the DEFRA probe is now being centred on Romania and Italy, where swamp fever is said to be endemic.
As the countdown has gathered pace, we have moved from one shock to another, from the injury that ruled out the sport's sweetheart Snow Fairy to the outbreak of swamp fever that denied defending champion Danedream and then to the untimely bout of ill health that prevented Nathaniel from travelling to Paris.
ANIMAL health officials in Britain and Holland are examining import documents linked to the Swamp Fever case in Northumberland.
As expected, she misses the race due to the outbreak of swamp fever at her Cologne base.
THE authorities in Holland have joined the probe into how a horse infected with the deadly Swamp Fever came through international import health checks en route to Northumberland.
But Peter Schiergen's mare has cruelly been forced to miss the race after being stabled at Cologne racecourse where a horse tested positive for equine infectious anemia - also known as swamp fever.
THE rare and incurable animal disease Swamp Fever has hit the North East with one horse destroyed and 16 more placed in quarantine at a Northumberland livery yard.
THE Danedream team of trainer Peter Schiergen and jockey Andrasch Starke yesterday spoke of their anguish after hopes of a repeat success in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe were shattered by the outbreak of swamp fever in Cologne, where Germany's star filly is based.
A horse at the same racing centre as Danedream tested positive for equine infectious anaemia (EIA), also known as swamp fever, as a result of which German authorities look set to prevent her travelling to France for Europe's premier middledistance contest.
EIA, more commonly known as swamp fever, was diagnosed in unconnected cases in Northumberland and Devon, resulting in a horse from each farm being destroyed, and was traced to a shipment of equines from Romania last autumn.