valley fever
noun Etymology: from its prevalence in the San Joaquin valley of California Date: 1938 coccidioidomycosis

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  • Valley-Fever —   [ vælɪ fiːvə; englisch »Talfieber«] das, (s), die Kokzidioidomykose …   Universal-Lexikon

  • valley fever — val·ley fever val ē n COCCIDIOIDOMYCOSIS * * * primary coccidioidomycosis …   Medical dictionary

  • valley fever — Pathol. coccidioidomycosis. [1935 40; so called because it is common in the San Joaquin Valley in California] * * * …   Universalium

  • valley fever — noun coccidioidomycosis …   Wiktionary

  • valley fever — noun an infection of the lungs and skin characterized by excessive sputum and nodules • Syn: ↑coccidioidomycosis, ↑coccidiomycosis, ↑desert rheumatism • Hypernyms: ↑fungal infection, ↑mycosis …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Rift Valley fever — An acute, fever causing viral disease that affects domestic animals (such as cattle, buffalo, sheep, goats, and camels) and humans that is most commonly associated with mosquito borne epidemics during years of heavy rainfall. Rift Valley fever is …   Medical dictionary

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  • Rift Valley fever virus — a virus of the genus Phlebovirus, which causes Rift Valley fever in domestic animals and humans, first seen in the Rift Valley of Kenya, but now widespread in southern and eastern Africa to Egypt; transmitted by mosquitoes of the genera Aedes,… …   Medical dictionary

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