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Dengue Virus

Dengue Virus

Infected langerhan

 JAPANESE NAME デングウイルス
 ROMANJI Dengu Uirusu
CHARACTER STATUS
 STATUS Unknown
 GENDER Unknown
 SPECIES Virus
DEBUT
 MANGA DEBUT Chapter 16

Dengue Virus (DENV) is the cause of dengue fever. It is a mosquito-borne single positive-stranded RNA virus of the family Flaviviridae; genus Flavivirus. It binds to Langerhans cells, which it uses as host cells for viral replication.

Trivia Edit

  • A virion of dengue is depicted as a mask of a Tengu, a spirit or yōkai from Japanese folklore. This is a visual pun on the phonetic similarity between the words "Tengu" and "dengue" (デング dengu?) in Japanese.
    • Cells infected by the virus are even granted the gust-blowing abilities of a Tengu's aralia leaf.
  • The way the mask latches onto its target's face may be a reference to the Stone Mask from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
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