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Saturday, May 23, 2009

POWER WORD: DENGUE

Saturday, May 23, 2009
Main Entry:
den·gue
\ˈdeŋ-gē, -ˌgā\
Function:
noun

: 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