breakbone fever


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breakbone fever:

see dengue feverdengue fever
, acute infectious disease caused by four closely related viruses and transmitted by the bite of the female Aedes mosquito; it is also known as breakbone fever and bone-crusher disease.
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breakbone fever

[′brāk‚bōn ‚fē·vər]
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The malady is also known as breakbone fever because of the excruciating pain in the joints and muscles that often accompanies it.
Bites on the 39-yearold's legs had become infected and tests showed he had typhus and dengue fever - also known as breakbone fever because of the pain it causes.
It also is a vector for dengue or breakbone fever, a non-fatal disorder endemic to the tropics and subtropics.