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Imported cases of dengue virus infection: Emilia-Romagna, Italy, 2010

A Pierro, S Varani, G Rossini, P Gaibani, F Cavrini, A C Finarelli, P Macini, R Cagarelli, A Mattivi, P Angelini, M P Landini, V Sambri
Clinical Microbiology and Infection 2011, 17 (9): 1349-52
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Dengue is a significant mosquito-borne infection in humans, and its worldwide prevalence is rapidly increasing. In 2010, 83 serum samples from febrile travellers returning from dengue-endemic countries to a region in north-eastern Italy, densely infested with Aedes albopictus, were analysed for dengue virus (DENV). DENV RNA was detected in 20.5% of patients. By RT-PCR, DENV serotypes 1 and 3 were the most common. DENV must be identified early in symptomatic travellers returning from high-risk countries, to prevent outbreaks where potential vectors exist.

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