Meaning of sandfly fever

sand'fly fe"ver

Pronunciation: [key]
— Pathol. Pathol.
  1. 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
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