reference : Reemergence of Dengue in Southern Texas, 2013

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Abstract During a dengue epidemic in northern Mexico, enhanced surveillance identified 53 laboratory-positive cases in southern Texas; 26 (49%) patients acquired the infection locally, and 29 (55%) were hospitalized. Of 83 patient specimens that were initially IgM negative according to ELISA performed at a commercial laboratory, 14 (17%) were dengue virus positive by real-time reverse transcription PCR performed at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dengue virus types 1 and 3 were identified, and molecular phylogenetic analysis demonstrated close identity with viruses that had recently circulated in Mexico and Central America. Of 51 household members of 22 dengue case-patients who participated in household investigations, 6 (12%) had been recently infected with a dengue virus and reported no recent travel, suggesting intrahousehold transmission. One household member reported having a recent illness consistent with dengue. This outbreak reinforces emergence of dengue in southern Texas, particularly when incidence is high in northern Mexico.
Author Thomas, Dana; Gilberto A. Santiago; Roman Abeyta; Steven Hinojosa; Brenda Torres-Velasquez; Jessica K. Adam; Nicole Evert; Elba Caraballo; Elizabeth Hunsperger; Jorge L. Muñoz-Jordán; Brian Smith; Alison Banicki; Kay M. Tomashek; Linda Gaul; Tyler M. Sharp
DOI 10.3201/eid2206.152000
ISSN 1080-6059
Issue 6
Journal Emerging Infectious Disease Journal
Keywords Dengue; dengue virus; outbreak; reemergence; Texas; United States; vector-borne infections; viruses
Pages 1002-1007
Title Reemergence of Dengue in Southern Texas, 2013
Volume 22
Year 2016
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