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sandfly fever

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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.
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Also called phlebotomus fever.

Origin of sandfly fever

First recorded in 1910–15
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