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dengue fever

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Definition an infectious disease of the tropics transmitted by mosquitoes and characterized by rash and aching head and joints
  • Unlike malaria, dengue is often found in urban areas.
  • The prisoners had dengue fever, a potentially fatal mosquito-borne illness that was ravaging the tropics.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • dengue fever = a disease of the tropics characterized by a rash, headache, and muscle/joint pain
  • Louie picked out a familiar word: dengue.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • dengue = a potentially fatal disease of the tropics transmitted by mosquitoes and characterized by a rash, headache, and muscle/joint pain
  • "You ever hear of dengue fever?" he asked as he went down the stairs.
    Octavia Butler  --  Kindred
  • Since its revolution Cuba had achieved real control over diseases still burgeoning ninety miles away in Haiti, such as dengue fever, typhoid, tuberculosis, AIDS.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • The weakness that his dengue fever had left was finally gone.
    Octavia Butler  --  Kindred

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