i need help --i need info about a disease from the 1940's

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    hi everyone. i need some info. if anyone out there has heard about a communicable disease in the 1940's i would be grateful for them to let me know or let me know where on the net i might find information. it was called "gangie fever" i don't know if i am spelling it correctly and if this was a name for some other disease. my uncle had this disease, he was in the navy approx 1946-1949. i would really like to find any information on this disease if i could. i sounds like a "maleria type" disease. i think it was spread by mosquetoes. please help!!! thanks so much, nurse nancy

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    Quote from NURSE NANCY
    hi everyone. i need some info. if anyone out there has heard about a communicable disease in the 1940's i would be grateful for them to let me know or let me know where on the net i might find information. it was called "gangie fever" i don't know if i am spelling it correctly and if this was a name for some other disease. my uncle had this disease, he was in the navy approx 1946-1949. i would really like to find any information on this disease if i could. i sounds like a "maleria type" disease. i think it was spread by mosquetoes. please help!!! thanks so much, nurse nancy
    Dengue Fever may be a possibility.............
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    Maybe if you could give us some idea of where he contracted it we would have a better shot at it?
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    Dengue fever is what I think it is--try "google-ing" that, see if it fits. Center for Disease Control site would have info on it also.
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    Dengue fever is still alive and well on this side of the world. Actually, several of my students have had it in the past.


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