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Euro Surveill. 2016 Dec 15;21(50). pii: 30425. doi: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2016.21.50.30425.

Identification of dengue type 2 virus in febrile travellers returning from Burkina Faso to France, related to an ongoing outbreak, October to November 2016.

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URMITE, Aix Marseille Université (UM63, CNRS 7278, IRD 198, INSERM 1095, IHU - Méditerranée Infection), Marseille, France.
UMR 'Emergence des Pathologies Virales' (EPV: Aix-Marseille Univ - IRD 190 - Inserm 1207 - EHESP), Marseille, France.


Dengue fever is rarely reported in travellers returning from Africa. We report two cases of dengue fever in travellers returning from Burkina Faso to France. One of them presented a severe dengue fever with ALT > 1,000 IU/L and pericarditis. Serotype 2 was identified. The cases reflect a large ongoing outbreak with over 1,000 reported cases between August and November in the capital city. Clinicians should consider dengue fever in malaria-negative febrile travellers returning from Africa.


Africa; Burkina Faso; Dengue fever; outbreak; traveller

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