sand fly fever

sandfly fever

noun Pathology.
a usually mild viral disease occurring in hot, dry areas, characterized by fever, eye pain, and sometimes a rash, transmitted by sandflies of the genus Phlebotomus.
Also called phlebotomus fever.


Origin:
1910–15

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sandfly fever sand·fly fever (sānd'flī')
n.
See phlebotomus fever.

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