dengue

noun
den·​gue | \ ˈdeŋ-gē How to pronounce dengue (audio) , -ˌgā \

Definition of dengue

: an acute infectious disease caused by a flavivirus (species Dengue virus of the genus Flavivirus), transmitted by aedes mosquitoes, and characterized by headache, severe joint pain, and a rash

called also breakbone fever, dengue fever

Examples of dengue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The spread of dengue, in particular, is a threat, with about half the world’s population at risk and hundreds of millions of cases each year. Theresa Gaffney, STAT, 3 July 2022 The new study discovered a previously unknown step in the spread of Zika and dengue. Sarah Sloat, NBC News, 1 July 2022 Twenty chemical compounds differed between the mice infected with Zika or dengue compared to the uninfected mice. Sam Zlotnik, Smithsonian Magazine, 30 June 2022 In 2019, the world recorded a record 5.2 million cases of dengue, according to the WHO, and outbreaks across Asia that year killed thousands. Heather Chen, CNN, 6 June 2022 Following a nasty bout with dengue, hair began falling out. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 24 Apr. 2022 Those with the odors of dengue patients attracted more mosquitos. Theresa Gaffney, STAT, 3 July 2022 The study team infected mice with Zika and dengue to examine the link between scent and mosquitoes. Sarah Sloat, NBC News, 1 July 2022 Human dengue patients also showed higher levels of acetophenone emissions than uninfected participants. Sam Zlotnik, Smithsonian Magazine, 30 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of dengue

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dengue

American Spanish

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13 Aug 2022

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“Dengue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dengue. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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dengue

noun
den·​gue | \ ˈdeŋ-gē How to pronounce dengue (audio) , -ˌgā How to pronounce dengue (audio) \

Medical Definition of dengue

: an acute infectious disease that is characterized by headache, severe joint pain, and a rash and that is caused by a single-stranded RNA virus of the genus Flavivirus (species Dengue virus) transmitted by mosquitoes of the genus Aedes

called also breakbone fever, dandy fever, dengue fever

More from Merriam-Webster on dengue

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about dengue

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