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Phlebotomus fever viruses

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phlebotomus fever viruses

An unclassified serologic group of arboviruses morphologically like bunyavirus but antigenically unrelated, transmitted by phlebotomus papatasi (sandfly) and causing phlebotomus fever; there are 20 strains, including Icoarachi and Itaporanga.

Synonym: pappataci fever viruses, sandfly fever viruses.