breakbone fever

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an infectious disease of the tropics transmitted by mosquitoes and characterized by rash and aching head and joints

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The disease dengue fever (DF; also knownas breakbone fever, dandy fever, and by other names) can be caused by any of 4 viruses within the virus family Flaviviridae, genus Flavivirus, i.
Dengue fever, also known as breakbone fever because of the severe muscle aches associated with it, is caused by a mosquito-borne virus.
Victims are in so much pain from their muscles and joints, that it is also known as breakbone fever.
Also known as breakbone fever, dengue is characterized by headache, fever, sore muscles, and extreme pain and stiffness of the joints.
Dengue fever - also known as breakbone fever due to the severe joint pain it causes patients - has reached epidemic proportions in Latin America and the Caribbean.