An outbreak of dengue virus (DENV) type 2 cosmopolitan genotype in Israeli travellers returning from the seychelles, April 2017

Yaniv Lustig, D. Wolf, O. Halutz, E. Schwartz

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Abstract

Dengue virus infection was diagnosed in six Israeli travellers returning from the Seychelles in April 2017. Phylogenetic analysis identified identical sequences belonging to the Cosmopolitan genotype of dengue virus type 2 in all samples sequenced, thus providing evidence for a probable dengue type 2 outbreak in the Seychelles. This report further demonstrates the role of travellers as sentinels for arboviral infections, especially in countries with limited diagnostic capabilities.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume22
Issue number26
DOIs
StatePublished - 29 Jun 2017

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