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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Also known as breakbone fever, dengue is characterized by headache, fever, sore muscles, and extreme pain and stiffness of the joints.
Dengue fever - also known as breakbone fever due to the severe joint pain it causes patients - has reached epidemic proportions in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The malady is also known as breakbone fever because of the excruciating pain in the joints and muscles that often accompanies it.