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Dengue and dengue-like outbreaks in the past: The case of the Macau epidemic fever of 1874.
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PMID:  22465327     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Historical sources abound in references to outbreaks of a disease resembling dengue fever. Medical observers reported on its rapid onset and great expansion in the population, the diversity and changeability of its clinical features and its overall mildness. In 1874, an epidemic disease with fever, rash and rheumatic pains as main symptoms broke out in the Portuguese colony of Macau, South China. It was similar to the epidemic disease which swept the colony 2years before during the socalled dengue pandemic of 1870-1873. The 1874 epidemic disease was variously labeled by local physicians, including dengue fever. In his report on the disease, Dr. Lúcio Augusto da Silva, hence at the head of the health services of Macau, discussed on the nature of the epidemic febrile disease. Here, I review the data on the 1874 epidemic outbreak and put them in the context of historical dengue-like outbreaks. A possible Chikungunya etiology of the disease is postulated.
Authors:
Dominique Buchillet
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1567-7257     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101084138     Medline TA:  Infect Genet Evol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
UMR 190-Emerging viral pathologies (IRD/Université Aix-Marseille II), Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France; Center for Vector and Vector-Borne Diseases, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University at Salaya, NakhonPathom, Thailand.
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