Dengue fever

O'nyong-nyong fever; Dengue-like disease; Breakbone fever

Dengue fever is a virus-caused disease that is spread by mosquitoes.

Mosquito, adult feeding on the skin

There are many different species of mosquito, which can carry some of the world's most common and significant infectious diseases, including West Nile, Malaria, yellow fever, viral encephalitis, and dengue fever. (Image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.)

Dengue fever

Dengue fever, or West Nile fever, is a mild viral illness transmitted by mosquitoes which causes fever, rashes and muscle and joint aches. Treatment includes rehydration and recovery is expected. A second exposure to the virus can result in Dengue hemorrhagic fever, a life-threatening illness.

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