hemorrhagic fever
noun Date: 1948 any of a diverse group of virus diseases (as Lassa fever and Ebola) that are usually transmitted by arthropods or rodents and are characterized by a sudden onset, fever, aching, bleeding in the internal organs, petechiae, and shock

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