Dengue epidemic in Belem, Para, Brazil, 1996-97

Amélia P.A. Travassos Da Rosa, Pedro Fernando C. Vasconcelos, Elizabeth S. Travassos Da Rosa, Sueli G. Rodrigues, Bernard Mondet, Ana C.R. Cruz, Maria R. Sousa, Jorge F.S. Travassos Da Rosa

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We describe clinical and epidemiologic findings during the first epidemic of dengue fever in Belem, Para State, Brazil, in 1996-97. Of 40,237 serum samples, 17,440 (43%) were positive for dengue by virus isolation or serologic testing. No hemorrhagic cases or deaths were reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)298-301
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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