dengue dengue  /ˈdɛnɡ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an infectious disease of the tropics transmitted by mosquitoes and characterized by rash and aching head and joints

Usage(s):

  1. But dengue isn't going away.
  2. Dengue fever and its more evil strain, hemorrhagic dengue, have mushroomed during the 1995 rainy season beyond any epidemic of the virus in recent years.
  3. And as someone who's already had dengue fever, I'm much more afraid of getting bit by mosquitoes than vampires.

News

  1. Moscamed Launches Urban Scale Project Using Oxitec GM Mosquitoes in Battle Against Dengue

    OXFORD, England, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Moscamed made the first releases of Oxitec GM mosquitoes to mark the launch of a new programme to control the dengue mosquito Aedes aegypti in the town ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. NEWS SCAN: Angola dengue threat, polio worker deaths, Cambodia malaria drop

    CDC Angola dengue warning covers threat to travelers The United States and other countries are seeing a rise in lab-confirmed dengue cases in people who have traveled to Luanda, Angola's capital, and health providers should be aware that the disease in Africa is endemic, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy

  3. Farmer: Breaking with breakbone fever

    What if a bacterial infection could prevent you from getting dengue fever? Malaria, too? Before you run off to eat a handful of spoiled sushi or roll around in a cow pasture, allow me to clarify.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Quotes

  1. "He showed the signs and symptoms of typical dengue," said Sister Fatimah Mohammed Shaarif, a nurse in the infectious diseases ward.
    on Sep 1, 2009 By: Fatima Zahra Source: New York Times

  2. Black, 62, added that the island "was in the throes of a dengue fever epidemic," and he and his wife "spent the rest of our time there applying insect repellent and sweltering indoors."
    on Apr 15, 2007 By: Conrad Black Source: 570 News

  3. "I think mosquitoes would be healthier than human being. Diarrhoea would be another concern point. An empirical model projected that population at risk of dengue fever would be increased by almost 50 per cent in India and China. In both countries,...
    on Apr 11, 2007 By: Rajendra Pachauri Source: Daily News & Analysis

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