Problem

Ephemeral fever

Other Names:
Three-day sickness
Sandfly fever
Pappataci fever
Phlebotomus fever
Nature:

A short, sharp fever due to a virus conveyed by the bite of a common sandfly Phlebotomus papatasii. The vector bites at night and has a limited flight range. Symptoms are fever, headache, weakness, nausea and pain in the limbs and back are characteristic. It is not known to cause death.

Incidence:

Sandfly fever occurs in parts of Europe, Africa, Asia, and Central and South America. It is a disease of sub-tropical and tropical areas with long periods of hot, dry weather.

Values:
Fever
Sickness
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Date of last update
23.04.2019 – 14:04 CEST