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Rift Valley fever

[ rift ]
/ rɪft /
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noun Pathology.
a highly infectious viral disease of humans and animals, transmitted by mosquitoes and other insects, occurring in Africa and characterized in humans by headache, fever, eye discomfort, and muscle aches, progressing in some cases to encephalitis, blindness, or internal bleeding.
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Origin of Rift Valley fever

First recorded in 1930–35

Words nearby Rift Valley fever

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