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Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012 Mar;86(3):474-6. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.2012.11-0411.

Severe dengue virus infection in pediatric travelers visiting friends and relatives after travel to the Caribbean.

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Bronx Center for Travel and International Health, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, New York, USA. nkrishna@bronxleb.org

Abstract

Of eight children given a diagnosis of dengue, a complicated course developed in three (38%), including one infant with dengue shock syndrome. Children visiting friends and relatives in dengue-endemic regions are at risk for severe dengue-associated morbidity. Children of families originally from these locations may benefit from pre-travel advice and may represent candidates for a future dengue vaccine.

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