Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to dengue: Chikungunya, malaria


 (dĕng′gē, -gā)
An acute, infectious tropical disease caused by any of four related flaviviruses that are transmitted by mosquitoes, characterized by high fever, rash, headache, severe muscle and joint pain, and minor bleeding. A severe form of the disease (dengue hemorrhagic fever), characterized by bleeding from the gums and gastrointestinal tract, can lead to shock and death. Also called breakbone fever, dandy fever, dengue fever.

[American Spanish, alteration (influenced by dengue, affectation) of Swahili -dinga.]


(ˈdɛŋɡɪ) or


(Pathology) an acute viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes, characterized by headache, fever, pains in the joints, and skin rash. Also called: breakbone fever
[C19: from Spanish, probably of African origin; compare Swahili kidinga]


(ˈdɛŋ geɪ, -gi)

an infectious, eruptive fever of warm climates, usu. epidemic, caused by a togavirus and characterized esp. by severe pains in the joints and muscles. Also called den′gue fe`ver.
[1820–30, Amer.; < American Spanish]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dengue - an infectious disease of the tropics transmitted by mosquitoes and characterized by rash and aching head and joints
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact


[ˈdeŋgɪ] Ndengue m


n dengue m
References in periodicals archive ?
The Department of Health (DOH) has recorded more than 30 percent decline in cases of dengue in the country for the first two months of the year, compared with the same period last year.
Objective: To determine the frequency distribution of dengue fever during the 2014 outbreak in a district in northern Pakistan.
RAWALPINDI -- With spring approaching, the health authority has started efforts to protect the city from the dengue virus by eliminating dengue mosquitoes.
LAHORE -- The Cabinet Committee on Dengue Friday gave approval for regularisation of contractual dengue staff.
LAHORE -- The Cabinet Committee on Dengue Friday gave approval for regularization of contractual dengue staff.
LAHORE -- A cabinet committee, presided over by Punjab Minister for Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education (SH and ME) Khawaja Salman Rafique, approved regularisation of contractual dengue staff on Friday.
KARACHI -- Prevention and Control Program of Dengue Sindh (PCPD) Programme Manager Dr Abdul Rasheed Sheikh has stressed the need for enhancing coordination between civic institutions and programme management as lack of coordination has been affecting dengue control activities in Sindh province.
TO allay the fears of the public, Sanofi Pasteur recently released a new supplementary exploratory analysis of the long-term follow-up of its dengue vaccine.
MANILA, Philippines Despite recent findings that Dengvaxia vaccine could cause a more severe dengue infection among previously uninfected individuals, pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur is insisting that the product is beneficial to Filipinos.
Background: Dengue is a major health problem around the world and contributes in high rate of morbidity and mortality.
The city government of Baguio, in partnership with the Department of Health-Cordillera and the different barangays, participated in the annual ASEAN Dengue Day on June 15 with the conduct of simultaneous advocacy and awareness-raising activities at Santo Nino barangay here.
LAHORE -- A high level meeting of Cabinet Committee on dengue held under the chairmanship of Punjab Minister for Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Khawaja Salman Rafique at Darbar Hall in Civil Secretariat, today.