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den·gue

 (dĕng′gē, -gā)
n.
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.]

dengue

(ˈdɛŋɡɪ) or

dandy

n
(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]

den•gue

(ˈdɛŋ geɪ, -gi)

n.
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
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dengue

[ˈdeŋgɪ] Ndengue m

dengue

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The report further said that when the DRU team visits the affected area there were three other people were also affected from dengue. The DRU team found dengue larva in the area and did spray to eliminate the virus from the area.
Background: During recent years, many cases of dengue virus transmission, through blood transfusion have been reported, including two cases from Karachi, Pakistan.
Key words: Dengue fever, residential area, Population density, sanitation.
Madam, dengue is a mosquito-borne tropical pandemic infecting up to 390 million people annually, of which 96 million people manifest the disease.1 Dengue virus is now endemic in Pakistan, with official reports documenting a skyrocketing 22,652 cases of dengue in 2011 with 363 deaths.2 One must question what appropriate preventative and curative measure should be taken against this menace.
Dengue could spread more easily during the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations this week, the Health Ministry has said.
Background: Dengue is a major health problem around the world and contributes in high rate of morbidity and mortality.
Islamabad -- As many as 10 suspected dengue patients are admitted in government hospitals in the city.
RAWALPINDI -- Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) has sealed 10 sites as the owners failed to comply with the dengue standard operating procedure (SOP).
KARACHI -- Dengue fever has been affected about 200 Chinese who are working on a project in Karachi; however, the condition of all patients is stable, said sources.
RAWALPINDI -- Commissioner Saqib Zafar on Wednesday asked the District Health Authority to compile data of dengue patients admitted to private hospitals.
RAWALPINDI -- With a dengue emergency declared in Rawalpindi after cases topped 330, health officials on Tuesday disclosed that they had confirmed 118 cases of the viral fever from a single village in the south of the district.
KARACHI -- Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection.