Omsk hemorrhagic fever


Omsk hemorrhagic fever
Omsk hemorrhagic fever 'ämsk- n an acute tick-borne disease occurring in central Russia and caused by a single-stranded RNA virus of the genus Flavivirus (species Omsk hemorrhagic fever virus)

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a hemorrhagic fever similar in its clinical manifestations to Kyasanur Forest disease, endemic in a forested region of western Siberia, and caused by a flavivirus, transmitted to humans by the bites of infected ticks of the genus Dermacentor or by direct contact with infected muskrats, as by fur trappers.

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