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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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PESHAWAR -- Around four people have been affected due to Dengue virus in Peshawar, Dengue response unit reported.
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Furthermore, to neutralize this deadly threat, developing an early warning system predicting dengue outbreaks in relation with climatic changes may represent a new approach.
They should also avoid going to areas with dengue outbreaks or dengue hotspots, with the list of such locations readily available from the iDengue mobile application or the iDengue website.
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Spokesperson PIMS Dr Waseem Khawaja said that 5 patients were admitted in the hospital's dengue ward.
He said, different areas including under construction sites were regularly being visited by RCB anti-dengue teams to check dengue larvae while the violators of the SOP were imposed over Rs 85,000 fine.
The dengue fever is on the rise in Karachi as the result of poor sanitation following recent rains.
He issued these directions during a meeting held to review the anti-dengue drive in the district especially after the outbreak of dengue disease in many areas of Rawalpindi city.
The meeting reviewed the steps taken to minimise the spread of dengue fever in the two districts.
The number of dengue patients was 1,460 on Saturday against 1,719 on Friday and 1,929 on Thursday.