Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.3402/gha.v6i0.21822
Title: Exploring the origin and potential for spread of the 2013 dengue outbreak in luanda, Angola
Authors: Sessions, O.M 
Khan, K
Hou, Y 
Meltzer, E
Quam, M
Schwartz, E
Gubler, D.J 
Wilder-Smith, A
Keywords: Angola
dengue
Dengue virus
epidemic
genetics
genotype
human
phylogeny
polymerase chain reaction
risk factor
sequence alignment
statistics and numerical data
transmission
travel
Angola
article
dengue
dengue in Africa
dengue sequence
disease transmission
epidemic
international travel
statistics
Angola
Dengue
Dengue Virus
Disease Outbreaks
Genotype
Humans
Phylogeny
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Risk Factors
Sequence Alignment
Travel
Angola
dengue
dengue in Africa
dengue sequence
international travel
Angola
Dengue
Dengue Virus
Disease Outbreaks
Genotype
Humans
Phylogeny
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Risk Factors
Sequence Alignment
Travel
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: Sessions, O.M, Khan, K, Hou, Y, Meltzer, E, Quam, M, Schwartz, E, Gubler, D.J, Wilder-Smith, A (2013). Exploring the origin and potential for spread of the 2013 dengue outbreak in luanda, Angola. Global Health Action 6 (1) : 21822. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.3402/gha.v6i0.21822
Abstract: Introduction: Dengue in Africa is underreported. Simultaneous reports of travellers with dengue returning from Luanda, Angola, to six countries on four continents suggest that a major dengue outbreak is currently occurring in Angola, South West Africa. Methods: To identify the origin of the imported dengue virus, we sequenced the virus from Angola and investigated the interconnectivity via air travel between dengue-endemic countries and Angola. Results and Conclusion: Our analyses show that the Angola outbreak was most likely caused by an endemic virus strain that had been circulating in West Africa for many years. We also show that Portugal and South Africa are most likely at the highest risk of importation of dengue from Angola due to the large number of air passengers between Angola and these countries. © 2013 October M. Sessions et al.
Source Title: Global Health Action
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/174443
ISSN: 16549880
DOI: 10.3402/gha.v6i0.21822
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