from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An acute, infectious tropical disease caused by an arbovirus transmitted by mosquitoes, and characterized by high fever, rash, headache, and severe muscle and joint pain. Also called breakbone fever, dandy fever, dengue fever.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An acute febrile disease of the tropics caused by a flavivirus, transmitted by mosquitoes, and characterized by high fever, rash, headache, and severe muscle and joint pain.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A specific epidemic disease attended with high fever, cutaneous eruption, and severe pains in the head and limbs, resembling those of rheumatism; -- called also breakbone fever. It occurs in India, Egypt, the West Indies, etc., is of short duration, and rarely fatal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A febrile epidemic disease, occurring especially in the West Indies and the southern United States, characterized by severe pain, particularly in the joints, and an eruption somewhat. resembling that of measles. The attack is violent but brief, and is seldom fatal. Also called dandy, dandy-fever, breakbone fever.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an infectious disease of the tropics transmitted by mosquitoes and characterized by rash and aching head and joints
I mean cholera has been around forever, and dengue is among us.
Yes, Dave the Hemorrhagic dengue is on the increase now everywhere, and it can be deadly if not treated right away.
So I'm figuring inland from Cancun, Playa, Tulum etc. as little as a couple of miles where you don't get the wind and you're going to run the chance of dengue from the aegis egypti mosquito until the weather turns 'cold' which it hasn't just yet.
Jonna says dengue is more common away from the beach.
In english, dengue is called breakbone fever and it is very painful.
To my observation, dengue is a fact of life ... in several parts of tropical Mexico.
LECKIE: Nine times, and I had dengue, which is much worse -- and I got that in a hospital.
In recent years, a more virulent form of dengue has been observed, known as dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF).
Today we are facing the painful fact of the epidemic that appeared in recent weeks, the so-called dengue, virus No 2 of dengue.
Dandy fever, also called dengue fever, is a viral fever that spreads through mosquito bite.
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