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Cases of travel-acquired dengue fever in Denmark 2001-2009.
Clin Microbiol Infect. 2012 Feb; 18(2):171-6.CM

Abstract

Dengue fever (DF) remains one of the most important emerging infectious diseases. Whereas DF is well recognized in endemic countries, there are indications that the disease is underdiagnosed among travellers to endemic regions. Here, we present the first descriptive survey on cases of travel-acquired DF imported to Denmark diagnosed at the national reference laboratory for dengue virus diagnostics during a 9-year period. In our study, 16 - 46 travel-acquired dengue virus infections were diagnosed per year. DF is mainly imported by adults, mostly men, returning from Southeast Asian countries. The minimum incidence of dengue virus infection among Danish travellers is estimated to be 4.9 per 100,000 travellers. Our results confirm and expand studies from other European countries, and underline the importance of surveillance based on relevant diagnostic analyses.

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Department of Virology, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen S, Denmark. lvi@ssi.dkNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21745259

Citation

Vinner, L, et al. "Cases of Travel-acquired Dengue Fever in Denmark 2001-2009." Clinical Microbiology and Infection : the Official Publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, vol. 18, no. 2, 2012, pp. 171-6.
Vinner L, Domingo C, Ostby AC, et al. Cases of travel-acquired dengue fever in Denmark 2001-2009. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2012;18(2):171-6.
Vinner, L., Domingo, C., Ostby, A. C., Rosenberg, K., & Fomsgaard, A. (2012). Cases of travel-acquired dengue fever in Denmark 2001-2009. Clinical Microbiology and Infection : the Official Publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 18(2), 171-6. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-0691.2011.03543.x
Vinner L, et al. Cases of Travel-acquired Dengue Fever in Denmark 2001-2009. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2012;18(2):171-6. PubMed PMID: 21745259.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Cases of travel-acquired dengue fever in Denmark 2001-2009. AU - Vinner,L, AU - Domingo,C, AU - Ostby,A-C B, AU - Rosenberg,K, AU - Fomsgaard,A, Y1 - 2011/07/11/ PY - 2011/7/13/entrez PY - 2011/7/13/pubmed PY - 2012/5/11/medline SP - 171 EP - 6 JF - Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases JO - Clin Microbiol Infect VL - 18 IS - 2 N2 - Dengue fever (DF) remains one of the most important emerging infectious diseases. Whereas DF is well recognized in endemic countries, there are indications that the disease is underdiagnosed among travellers to endemic regions. Here, we present the first descriptive survey on cases of travel-acquired DF imported to Denmark diagnosed at the national reference laboratory for dengue virus diagnostics during a 9-year period. In our study, 16 - 46 travel-acquired dengue virus infections were diagnosed per year. DF is mainly imported by adults, mostly men, returning from Southeast Asian countries. The minimum incidence of dengue virus infection among Danish travellers is estimated to be 4.9 per 100,000 travellers. Our results confirm and expand studies from other European countries, and underline the importance of surveillance based on relevant diagnostic analyses. SN - 1469-0691 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21745259/Cases_of_travel_acquired_dengue_fever_in_Denmark_2001_2009_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1198-743X(14)61343-4 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -