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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 101, No. 8, 2006, pp. 925-928
Bioline Code: oc06152
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 101, No. 8, 2006, pp. 925-928

 en Concurrent infection with dengue virus type-2 and DENV-3 in a patient from Ceará, Brazil
Fernanda Montenegro de Carvalho Araújo; Rita Maria Ribeiro Nogueira; Josélio Maria Galvão de Araújo; Izabel Letícia Cavalcante Ramalho; Maria Lucia Feitosa de Sá Roriz; Maria Elizabeth Lisboa de Melo & Ivo Castelo Branco Coelho


Dengue outbreaks have occurred in several regions in Brazil and cocirculating dengue virus type 1 (DENV-1), DENV-2, and DENV-3 have been frequently observed. Dual infection by DENV-2 and DENV-3 was identified by type-specific indirect immunofluorescence assay and confirmed by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction in a patient in Ceará with a mild disease. This is the first documented case of simultaneous infection with DENV-2 and DENV-3 in Brazil. Sequencing confirmed DENV-2 and DENV-3 (South-East/American) genotype III and (SriLanka/India), genotype III respectively.

dengue - concurrent infection - DEN2 - DENV-3 - Ceará - Brazil

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