March/April 2008 ISSN-1059-6518 Volume 21 Number 2
BREAKBONE FEVER, BONECRUSHER DISEASE
Dengue Fever (breakbone fever or bonecrusher disease)
Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF)
Dengue Shock Syndrome (DSS)
With the recent outbreaks of Dengue Fever in Brazil, it seems appropriate to review this very significant tropical illness. An outbreak is currently going on in Rio de Janeiro, and as of early April 2008, there were approximately 56,000 cases being reported and 67 deaths.