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 (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]
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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
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In 1981, an Asian genotype dengue 2 (DENV-2) produced a major islandwide epidemic of DF and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF); >400,000 cases were reported, 10,000 of which resulted in DHF and 158 deaths (101 children) from DHF (3-8).
Of the estimated 220 million people infected each year, two million -- mostly children in Latin America and Asia -- develop a severe form called dengue hemorrhagic fever.
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Dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), a potentially lethal complication of dengue virus infection, was first recognized in Asia in the 1950s and is now a leading cause of hospitalization and death among children (1).