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Travel-related dengue virus infection, The Netherlands, 2006-2007.
Emerg Infect Dis. 2011 May; 17(5):821-8.EI

Abstract

To assess the incidence of and risk factors for clinical and subclinical dengue virus (DENV) infection, we prospectively studied 1,207 adult short-term travelers from the Netherlands to dengue-endemic areas. Participants donated blood samples for serologic testing before and after travel. Blood samples were tested for antibodies against DENV. Seroconversion occurred in 14 (1.2%) travelers at risk. The incidence rate was 14.6 per 1,000 person-months. The incidence rate was significantly higher for travel during the rainy months. Dengue-like illness occurred in 5 of the 14 travelers who seroconverted. Seroconversion was significantly related to fever, retro-orbital pain, myalgia, arthralgia, and skin rash. The risk for DENV infection for short-term travelers to dengue-endemic areas is substantial. The incidence rate for this study is comparable with that in 2 other serology-based prospective studies conducted in the 1990s.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Infectious Diseases, Public Health Service, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. gijsbaaten@hotmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21529390

Citation

Baaten, Gijs G G., et al. "Travel-related Dengue Virus Infection, the Netherlands, 2006-2007." Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 17, no. 5, 2011, pp. 821-8.
Baaten GG, Sonder GJ, Zaaijer HL, et al. Travel-related dengue virus infection, The Netherlands, 2006-2007. Emerg Infect Dis. 2011;17(5):821-8.
Baaten, G. G., Sonder, G. J., Zaaijer, H. L., van Gool, T., Kint, J. A., & van den Hoek, A. (2011). Travel-related dengue virus infection, The Netherlands, 2006-2007. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 17(5), 821-8. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1705.101125
Baaten GG, et al. Travel-related Dengue Virus Infection, the Netherlands, 2006-2007. Emerg Infect Dis. 2011;17(5):821-8. PubMed PMID: 21529390.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Travel-related dengue virus infection, The Netherlands, 2006-2007. AU - Baaten,Gijs G G, AU - Sonder,Gerard J B, AU - Zaaijer,Hans L, AU - van Gool,Tom, AU - Kint,Joan A P C M, AU - van den Hoek,Anneke, PY - 2011/5/3/entrez PY - 2011/5/3/pubmed PY - 2011/9/7/medline SP - 821 EP - 8 JF - Emerging infectious diseases JO - Emerg Infect Dis VL - 17 IS - 5 N2 - To assess the incidence of and risk factors for clinical and subclinical dengue virus (DENV) infection, we prospectively studied 1,207 adult short-term travelers from the Netherlands to dengue-endemic areas. Participants donated blood samples for serologic testing before and after travel. Blood samples were tested for antibodies against DENV. Seroconversion occurred in 14 (1.2%) travelers at risk. The incidence rate was 14.6 per 1,000 person-months. The incidence rate was significantly higher for travel during the rainy months. Dengue-like illness occurred in 5 of the 14 travelers who seroconverted. Seroconversion was significantly related to fever, retro-orbital pain, myalgia, arthralgia, and skin rash. The risk for DENV infection for short-term travelers to dengue-endemic areas is substantial. The incidence rate for this study is comparable with that in 2 other serology-based prospective studies conducted in the 1990s. SN - 1080-6059 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21529390/Travel_related_dengue_virus_infection_The_Netherlands_2006_2007_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid1705.101125 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -