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Imported Dengue in French University Hospitals: a 6-year survey.
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PMID:  14531982     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Dengue fever (DF) is a mosquito-transmitted acute disease caused by any of four dengue flavivirus serotypes (DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3, and DEN-4) which is becoming a major public health problem in intertropical areas.1 DF is increasingly observed in febrile travelers returning from tropical areas,2 especially those returning from the Caribbean islands and Southeast Asia, but it is rarely diagnosed in travelers returning from Africa.3-8 Diagnosis is often serologic, and in most cases is not confirmed; virus isolation remains exceptional. In a retrospective study of 44 cases of imported DF diagnosed in France, we found that the epidemiologic, clinical and diagnostic characteristics of these cases were similar to those reported in other previous published studies; diagnosis was carried out with serology, and no virus isolation was reported. To draw the attention of physicians from nonendemic areas to the possible occurrence of dengue infection in febrile travelers from all tropical countries, including those in Africa, and to reinforce recommendations required to establish diagnosis with certainty, we report herein a prospective study from 1998-1999 which we compiled with our previously published data.
Sékéné Badiaga; Karine Barrau; Philippe Brouqui; Jacques Durant; Denis Malvy; François Janbon; Eric Bonnet; Annick Bosseray; Albert Sotto; Dominique Peyramont; Serge Dydymski; Celine Cazorla; Hervé Tolou; Jean Paul Durant; Jean Delmont;
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of travel medicine     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1195-1982     ISO Abbreviation:  J Travel Med     Publication Date:    2003 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-10-08     Completed Date:  2004-02-19     Revised Date:  2009-07-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9434456     Medline TA:  J Travel Med     Country:  Canada    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  286-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Service des Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Hôpital Nord, Marseille, and Infectio-Sud formation et recherche, 18 avenue des Baumettes, Nice, France.
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MeSH Terms
Dengue / epidemiology*,  etiology*,  prevention & control
France / epidemiology
Hospitals, University / statistics & numerical data
Medical Records
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies

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