(also dengue fever)
A debilitating viral disease of the tropics, transmitted by mosquitoes, and causing sudden fever and acute pains in the joints.
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- Also, you have to look into diseases like malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, and typhoid.
- Dengue fever or dengue hemorrhagic fever is a viral disease carried by mosquitoes.
- Common scourges found in the desert include plague, typhus, malaria, dengue fever, dysentery, cholera, and typhoid.
early 19th century: from West Indian Spanish, from Kiswahili dinga (in full kidingapopo), influenced by Spanish dengue 'fastidiousness' (with reference to the dislike of movement by affected patients).