Dengue-importations into Japan from East Timor-3 cases-DENV-3Posted By kgd on March 20, 2012 at 8:49am | Health Promotion, notices
In Japan, 3 travelers who visited Dili, East Timor were diagnosed with dengue fever in March 2012. One of the 3 cases was viremic upon returning to Japan, and dengue virus serotype-3 (DENV-3) was detected.
The other cases were confirmed as dengue infection by anti-DENV IgM and IgG antibodies. The incidences coincide with a report of a dengue fever outbreak in East Timor: there were 161 laboratory confirmed dengue cases and 563 reports of dengue cases in East Timor this year
The detection of DENV-3 among the travelers returning to Japan suggests that the serotype is currently circulating in East Timor.
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