black measles

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Related to Black fever: leishmaniasis, yellow fever, Black water fever

black measles

[¦blak ′mē·zəlz]
(medicine)
(plant pathology)
A disease of California grapevines of uncertain etiology; characterized by black spotting of the skin of the fruit, browning and dropping of the leaves, and dying back of the canes from the tip.
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It is often referred to as Kala Azar, Hindi for black fever, Dumdum fever, after an area of India where it was prominent, and Assam fever, after an area of India.
Its most famous battle--starting in 2002 against black fever in India--was the subject of an award-winning BBC World documentary.
But another type, known as black fever, can attack the vital organs.
Also known as "black fever" or "kala azar," the WHO calls leishmaniasis a Neglected Tropical Disease.