Definition of haemorrhagic fever in English:

haemorrhagic fever

(US hemorrhagic fever)


  • A syndrome characterized by high fever, petechial rash, haemorrhage in the gastrointestinal tract and other organs, kidney damage, and shock, caused by any of a number of viruses (chiefly arboviruses); (also, frequently with distinguishing word) an instance or specific type of this.


1940s; earliest use found in Quarterly Cumulative Index Medicus. After Russian gemorragičeskaja lixoradka.