Dengue virus type 2 isolated from an imported dengue patient in Japan: first isolation of dengue virus from Nepal

Tomohiko Takasaki, Akira Kotaki, Kiyomi Nishimura, Yukiyoshi Sato, Atsuko Tokuda, Chang Kweng Lim, Mikako Ito, Shigeru Tajima, Reiko Nerome, Ichiro Kurane
Journal of Travel Medicine 2008, 15 (1): 46-9
We report the isolation of dengue virus type 2 from a dengue patient returning to Japan from Nepal in October, 2004. This is the first isolate of dengue virus in Nepal. According to nucleotide homology, the virus was closest to a dengue virus type 2 isolate from India.


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