dengue fever

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Etymology[edit]

Via Spanish, a corruption of Swahili ki denga pepo, meaning "cramp-like seizure caused by an evil spirit".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɛŋɡeɪ ˈfiːvə/, (US) IPA(key): /ˈdɛŋɡiː ˈfiːvɚ/

Noun[edit]

dengue fever (uncountable)

  1. An acute febrile and sometimes hemorrhagic disease endemic to the tropics, caused by varieties of the species Dengue virus, and primarily transmitted to humans from mosquitoes, though human-to-human transmission is also well documented.

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