Sandfly fever

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Medical Definition of Sandfly fever

Sandfly fever: An acute mild viral disease characterized by fever, malaise, eye pain, and headache occurring mainly during the warm weather in many parts of the world. It is caused by Phleboviruses and is transmitted by sandflies. Sandfly fever is also known as pappataci fever, phlebotomus fever, and three-day fever.


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Reviewed on 6/9/2016

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