dandy fever


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dandy fever

n.
See dengue.

[Alteration of dengue.]
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Noun1.dandy fever - 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
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(3) The other names for dengue fever are dandy fever, denga, dunga fever and coup-d-barre.
The disease dengue fever (DF; also knownas breakbone fever, dandy fever, and by other names) can be caused by any of 4 viruses within the virus family Flaviviridae, genus Flavivirus, i.e., dengue virus types 1-4 (DENV-1-4).