Dengue virus type-3 infection in a traveler returning from Benin to Japan

Mugen Ujiie, Meng Ling Moi, Taiichiro Kobayashi, Nozomi Takeshita, Yasuyuki Kato, Tomohiko Takasaki, Shuzo Kanagawa
Journal of Travel Medicine 2012, 19 (4): 255-7
Dengue virus (DENV) infection is a major health threat for travelers. We describe here a case of dengue virus serotype-3 (DENV-3) infection in a traveler returning to Japan from the Republic of Benin. The isolated DENV-3 genotype 3 strain exhibited high sequence similarity to those from neighboring regions.


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