News

Dengue outbreak affects more than 7000 people in Nepal

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5496 (Published 04 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5496

Re: Dengue outbreak affects more than 7000 people in Nepal

Dear Editors,

Dengue hemorrhagic fever makes a deadly comeback in Greece, 90 years after the last severe epidemic in Athens. [1][2][3][4][5][6]

Greek officials discard laboratory evidence as “antibody cross-reaction”, despite characteristic clinical signs and symptoms.

Perhaps screening for dengue should be applied to every fever in Greece during the summer.

References

[1] http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19481127

[2] http://www.healthmap.org/news/dengue-reemerges-greece-9512

[3] http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Health/2012/Sep-04/186676-dengue-fever-...

[4] http://www.nathnac.org/pro/clinical_updates/denguegreece_070912.htm

[5] http://www.examiner.com/article/greece-a-battle-with-mosquito-borne-dise...

[6] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6996504

Competing interests: No competing interests

20 October 2012
Stavros Saripanidis
Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Private Surgery
Thessaloniki, Greece
Click to like:
88