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  • n. An acute febrile and sometimes hemorrhagic disease endemic to the tropics, caused by any of four species of the virus genus Flavivirus, and primarily transmitted to humans from mosquitoes, though human-to-human transmission is also well documented.

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


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


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