Autochthonous dengue virus infection in Japan imported into Germany, September 2013.

@article{SchmidtChanasit2014AutochthonousDV,
  title={Autochthonous dengue virus infection in Japan imported into Germany, September 2013.},
  author={Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit and Petra Emmerich and Dennis 5 Tappe and Stephan Gunther and Silvio Schmidt and Donald Wolff and K Hentschel and Daniel Sagebiel and I Schoneberg and Klaus Stark and Christina Frank},
  journal={Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin},
  year={2014},
  volume={19 3}
}
In September 2013, dengue virus (DENV) infection was diagnosed in a German traveller returning from Japan. DENV-specific IgM and IgG and DENV NS1 antigen were detected in the patient’s blood, as were DENV serotype 2-specific antibodies. Public health authorities should be aware that autochthonous transmission of this emerging virus may occur in Japan. Our findings also highlight the importance of taking a full travel history, even from travellers not returning from tropical countries, to assess… CONTINUE READING
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