Increase in Imported Dengue, Germany, 2001–2002

Christina Frank, Irene Schöneberg, Gérard Krause, Hermann Claus, Andrea Ammon & Klaus Stark
Dengue fever is a reportable disease in Germany. Surveillance data from 2001 and 2002 were analyzed and compared to travel patterns. Imported dengue fever increased strongly in this time. Most infections were acquired in Southeast Asia, specifically Thailand. The 2002 epidemic in Brazil was also reflected in these data.
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