(pathology) An acute febrile and sometimes hemorrhagic disease endemic to the tropics, caused by any of four species of the virus genusFlavivirus, and primarily transmitted to humans from mosquitoes, though human-to-human transmission is also well documented.
Origin of dengue-fever
Via Spanish, a corruption of Swahiliki denga pepo, meaning "cramp-like seizure caused by an evil spirit".
Dengue-fever Sentence Examples
Health experts have known about dengue fever for more than 200 years.
Additionally, infectious diseases like malaria and dengue fever are being spread to new areas that were once inhospitable to mosquitoes, putting the health of millions of human beings at risk.
Mosquitoes have been known to spread fatal illnesses such as malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever and many other serious diseases.
The same goes for any symptoms that suggest you may have contracted an illness, such as West Nile virus, yellow or dengue fever or malaria, from the mosquito.