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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

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Abstract

FIGUEIREDO, Regina Maria Pinto de et al. Identification of dengue viruses in naturally infected Aedes aegypti females captured with BioGents (BG)-Sentinel traps in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2013, vol.46, n.2, pp.221-222. ISSN 0037-8682.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0037-8682-1096-2013.

Introduction

In Manaus, the first autochthonous cases of dengue fever were registered in 1998. Since then, dengue cases were diagnosed by the isolation of viruses 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Methods

One hundred eighty-seven mosquitoes were collected with BioGents (BG)-Sentinel traps in 15 urban residential areas in the Northern Zone of Manaus and processed by molecular tests.

Results

Infections with dengue viruses 1, 2, 3, and 4 and a case of co-infection with dengue viruses 2 and 3 were identified.

Conclusions

These findings corroborate the detection of dengue in clinical samples and reinforce the need for epidemiological surveillance by the Health authorities.

Keywords : Aedes aegypti; Dengue; Virus; Molecular tests.

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