Co-infection with Dengue Virus and Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Virus

October 31, 2010 at 9:33 pm Leave a comment

Emerging Infectious Diseases May 2010  V.16  N.5  p.882-883

Letter

Eric Lopez Rodriguez, Kay M. Tomashek,  Christopher J. Gregory, Jorge Munoz, Elizabeth Hunsperger, Olga D. Lorenzi, Jorge Gutierrez Irizarry, and Carlos Garcia-Gubern

Hospital San Lucas/Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico, USA (E.L. Rodriguez, J.G. Irizarry, C. Garcia-Gubern); and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA (K.M. Tomashek, C.J. Gregory, J. Munoz, E. Hunsperger, O.D. Lorenzi)

To the Editor: Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection caused by 4 related dengue viruses. Each of these viruses is capable of causing classic dengue fever or dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), but may also cause nonspecific febrile illnesses. As a result, dengue is often difficult to diagnose clinically, especially because peak dengue season often coincides with that of other common febrile illnesses in tropical regions (1). Concurrent outbreaks of influenza and dengue have been reported (2,3); this circumstance often leads to delayed recognition of the presence of one or other disease in the community…

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Entry filed under: Antivirales no HIV, Epidemiología, Infecciones respiratorias, Infecciones virales, Influenza.

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