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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cases of mosquito-borne dengue fever--also known as "breakbone fever" for the feeling it gives its victims--rose by 70 percent in 2012 as compared with 2011.
Older children and adults develop more moderate symptoms, including high fever, severe headaches, rash and muscle and joint pain--hence dengue's nickname, "breakbone fever." Severe cases can downspiral into dengue hemorrhagic fever, with high temperature, hemorrhaging and even circulatory failure.
Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral infection, also known as breakbone fever.
The dengue virus causes a severe flulike illness with high fever, headache, retro-orbital pain, and a myalgia so painful that dengue is nicknamed "breakbone fever," Dr.
It includes particular actions for specific campaigns, such as: biochemical testing and individual lifestyle analysis, campaigns against AIDS, cancer, breakbone fever, malnutrition, stress, influenza, etc.