Dengue type 3 virus infections in European travellers returning from the Comoros and Zanzibar, February–April 2010

Infectious and Tropical Diseases Unit, Hospital Nord, Marseille, France.
Eurosurveillance: bulletin europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin (Impact Factor: 5.72). 04/2010; 15(15):19541.
Source: PubMed


In late February-early April 2010, five cases of dengue fever were diagnosed in returning travellers in Europe in EurotravNet sites in Sweden and France in patients with travel history to the Comoros and/or Zanzibar, Tanzania. Four cases were non-complicated dengue fever and one case dengue hemorrhagic fever. Three patients were viraemic at the time of diagnosis and infected with Dengue type 3 virus.

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