ETYM See Note, below.
An infectious disease of the tropics transmitted by mosquitoes and characterized by rash and aching head and joints; SYN. dengue fever, dandy fever, breakbone fever.
Kind of fever of hot regions; break-bone fever.
Tropical viral fever transmitted by mosquitoes and accompanied by joint pains, headache, rash, and glandular swelling. The incubation time is a week and the fever also lasts about a week. A more virulent form, dengue hemorrhagic fever, is thought to be caused by a second infection on top of the first, and causes internal bleeding. It affects mainly children.