Where was dengue fever discovered?

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Where was dengue fever discovered?

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Had I wanted to know, I would have Googled “History of dengue fever”. So you’re asking where, as in a geographic location, it was discovered, correct? The first record of a case of probable dengue fever is in a Chinese medical encyclopedia from the Jin Dynasty (265–420 AD) which referred to a “water poison” associated with flying insects. The first recognized Dengue epidemics occurred almost simultaneously in Asia, Africa, and North America in the 1780s, shortly after the identification and naming of the disease in 1779. The first confirmed case report dates from 1789 and is by Benjamin Rush, who coined the term “breakbone fever” because of the symptoms of myalgia and arthralgia. As for anything else you wish to know, run a search.

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