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dengue

, dandy
an acute viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes, characterized by headache, fever, pains in the joints, and skin rash

Dengue

 

(from a corruption of the English word “dandy,” after the swaying gait of the patient), an acute viral disease characterized by fever, meningitis, inflammation of the joints, and a rash. It is recorded in countries with a tropical climate (the Mediterranean region, Australia, the Philippines, New Guinea, and the Panama Canal Zone). The disease is not found in the USSR. The source of infection is an infected individual and several species of monkeys. The principal carrier is the mosquito Aëdes aegypti. Preventive measures include the extermination of mosquitoes, drainage of swamps, isolation of patients, and quarantine to prevent the transmittal of the disease to countries that are free of it.

dengue

[′deŋ·gē]
(medicine)
An acute viral disease of humans characterized by fever, rash, prostration, and lymphadenopathy; transmitted by the mosquito Aedes aegypti. Also known as breakbone fever; dandy fever.
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This is the season for dengue and the cases of fever are increasing day by day," said Dr Praveen Aggarwal, professor- in- charge of Emergency Medicine at AIIMS.