an infectious tropical disease transmitted by mosquitoes and characterized by severe pains in the joints and back, fever, and rash
Origin of dengueWIndSp ; from Swahili dinga, cramplike attack, confused with Spanish dengue, fastidiousness
An acute, infectious tropical disease caused by a flavivirus transmitted by mosquitoes, and characterized by high fever, rash, headache, and severe muscle and joint pain. Also called breakbone fever, dandy fever, dengue fever.
Origin of dengueAmerican Spanish, alteration (influenced by dengue, affectation) of Swahili -dinga.