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phlebotomus fever


Definition: 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.

Synonym(s): dog disease, pappataci fever, Pym fever, sandfly fever, three-day fever

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