Dengue wiki: Dengue fever, also known as the break-bone fever, is an infectious tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic rash. In a small proportion of cases, the disease develops into the lifethreatening dengue hemorrhagic fever, resulting in bleeding, low levels of blood platelets and blood plasma leakage leading to dengueshock syndrome. Dengue is transmitted by several species of mosquitoes within the genus Aedes, principally A. aegypti. It is called dengue mosquito. As there is no commercially available vaccine, prevention is sought by reducing the habitat and number of mosquitoes and limiting exposure to bites. Apart from eliminating the mosquitoes, work is ongoing on a vaccine, as well as medication targeted directly at the virus.