Dengue (DEN-gee) fever is a tropical disease caused by a virus carried by mosquitoes. The virus can cause fever, headaches, rashes, and pain throughout the body. Most cases of dengue fever are mild Dengue fever is a viral infection that can cause life-threatening illness, milder flu-like illness, or no symptoms at all.
Common signs and symptoms of dengue fever include:
high fever, possibly as high as 105°F (40°C)
pain behind the eyes and in the joints, muscles and/or bones
rash over most of the body
mild bleeding from the nose or gums