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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Dengue, sometimes called breakbone fever because of the severe pain it can cause, is a viral infection transmitted by a type of mosquito called Aedes aegypti.
Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral infection, also known as breakbone fever.
It includes particular actions for specific campaigns, such as: biochemical testing and individual lifestyle analysis, campaigns against AIDS, cancer, breakbone fever, malnutrition, stress, influenza, etc.
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.
Victims are in so much pain from their muscles and joints, that it is also known as breakbone fever.