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Emerg Infect Dis. 1998 Jan-Mar;4(1):89-92.

Reemergence of dengue in Cuba: a 1997 epidemic in Santiago de Cuba.

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Instituto de Medicina Tropical "Pedro Kouri", Marianao, Havana, Cuba.

Abstract

After 15 years of absence, dengue reemerged in the municipality of Santiago de Cuba because of increasing migration to the area by people from disease-endemic regions, a high level of vector infestation, and the breakdown of eradication measures. The 1997 epidemic was detected early through an active surveillance system. Of 2,946 laboratory-confirmed cases, 205 were dengue hemorrhagic fever, and 12 were fatal. No deaths were reported in persons under 16 years of age. Now the epidemic is fully controlled.

PMID:
9454563
PMCID:
PMC2627664
DOI:
10.3201/eid0401.980111
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