Concurrent infection with dengue virus type-2 and DENV-3 in a patient from Ceará, Brazil

Fernanda Montenegro de Carvalho Araújo, Rita Maria Ribeiro Nogueira, Josélio Maria Galvão de Araújo, Izabel Letícia Cavalcante Ramalho, Maria Lucia Feitosa de Sá Roriz, Maria Elizabeth Lisboa de Melo, Ivo Castelo Branco Coelho
Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz 2006, 101 (8): 925-8
Dengue outbreaks have occurred in several regions in Brazil and cocirculating dengue virus type 1 (DENV-1), DENV-2, and DENV-3 have been frequently observed. Dual infection by DENV-2 and DENV-3 was identified by type-specific indirect immunofluorescence assay and confirmed by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction in a patient in Ceará with a mild disease. This is the first documented case of simultaneous infection with DENV-2 and DENV-3 in Brazil. Sequencing confirmed DENV-2 and DENV-3 (South-East/American) genotype III and (SriLanka/India), genotype III respectively.

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