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  • noun pathology An acute febrile and sometimes hemorrhagic disease endemic to the tropics, caused by any of four species of the virus genus Flavivirus, and primarily transmitted to humans from mosquitoes, though human-to-human transmission is also well documented.

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  • noun an infectious disease of the tropics transmitted by mosquitoes and characterized by rash and aching head and joints

Etymologies

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Via Spanish, a corruption of Swahili ki denga pepo, meaning "cramp-like seizure caused by an evil spirit".

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