Clinical, virologic, and epidemiologic characteristics of dengue outbreak, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 2014

Francesco Vairo, Leonard E G Mboera, Pasquale de Nardo, Ndekya M. Oriyo, Silvia Meschi, Susan F. Rumisha, Francesca Colavita, Athanas Mhina, Fabrizio Carletti, Elibariki Mwakapeje, Maria Rosaria Capobianchi, Concetta Castilletti, Antonino di Caro, Emanuele Nicastri, Mwelecele N. Malecela, Giuseppe Ippolito

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Abstract

We investigated a dengue outbreak in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in 2014, that was caused by dengue virus (DENV) serotype 2. DENV infection was present in 101 (20.9%) of 483 patients. Patient age and location of residence were associated with infection. Seven (4.0%) of 176 patients were co-infected with malaria and DENV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)895-899
Number of pages5
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume22
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2016

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology

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