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"It's terrible to watch, breakbone fever. The child was soaked with sweat, groaning and twisting until I could not understand why I didn't hear her bones snapping."
   —Nynaeve recounting Egwene's childhood illness and the miraculous recovery.[1]

Breakbone fever is a disease that breaks out from time to time. It is often deadly.


Dengue fever is also known as break-bone fever due to the bone pain caused by the disease. It is caused by a mosquito borne virus, and is usually not lethal.[2] However, Dengue hemorrhagic fever, which is caused by the same virus, can cause a patient to go into shock. Fifty percent of those patients will die.[3]


  1. The Eye of the World, Chapter 21
  2. PubMed Health - Dengue fever
  3. PubMed Health - Dengue hemorrhagic fever

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