- an infectious, eruptive fever of warm climates, usually epidemic, characterized especially by severe pains in the joints and muscles.
Origin of dengue
Examples from the Web for dengue
Vosshall compares mosquito research, and research on malaria and dengue fever that they carry, to research on HIV/AIDS.Mosquitoes Love Some People More and Science Wants to Know Why
August 6, 2013
Eight of the students had to be evacuated out of the country when they contracted diseases such as dengue fever and malaria.7 Student Travel Nightmares
May 12, 2010
More than one dengue infection appears to increase the risk of DHF.
Another mosquito-borne infection, dengue is found primarily in urban and rural tropical and subtropical regions.
DHF is a potentially fatal complication of dengue that was first recognized about 60 years ago.
Now, dengue has this short-coming: that people do not die of it.
I had another attack of dengue, but have got nearly over it.The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 1
Dengue becomes epidemic at times, especially in the Southern States.Essays In Pastoral Medicine
Hearn did not fall a victim, but underwent a severe attack of "dengue" fever.Lafcadio Hearn
Nina H. Kennard
It was simple malaria, known in the Southwest as dengue fever.Wells Brothers
- an acute viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes, characterized by headache, fever, pains in the joints, and skin rashAlso called: breakbone fever
Word Origin and History for dengue
1828, from West Indian Spanish dengue, from an African source, perhaps Swahili dinga "seizure, cramp," form influenced by Spanish dengue "prudery" (perhaps because sufferers walk stiffly and erect due to painful joints). The disease is African, introduced to the West Indies 1827.
- An acute, infectious tropical disease caused by an arbovirus transmitted by mosquitoes, characterized by high fever, rash, headache, and severe muscle and joint pain.breakbone fever dandy fever
- An acute, infectious tropical disease caused by any of several viruses of the genus Flavivirus. It is transmitted by mosquitoes, and characterized by high fever, rash, headache, and severe muscle and joint pain.